Ed Committee schedule: 2/28-3/04

Education and Cultural Affairs
Week of 2/28/2011 - 3/4/2011

Monday: 2/28/2011

Tuesday: 3/1/2011

Wednesday: 3/2/2011

    • LD 18: An Act To Extend the School Year, Rep. Edgecomb
        ...extends the school year from 180 days to 185 days a year.
    • LD 395: An Act To Mandate That the School Year Not Begin before September 1st, Senator Langley
        ...provides that beginning with school year 2012-2013, the academic year for elementary schools, secondary schools, the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System may not begin before September 1st, except that elementary and secondary schools are exempt for school days in which students are not required to attend or participate, and school administrative units that receive an exemption from the Commissioner of Education because students of the school administrative unit are involved in an agricultural harvest are also exempt.
    • LD 403: An Act To Require That School Administrative Units Establish a Mission Statement for Each of the Public Schools Operated by the School Administrative Unit, Rep. Nelson
        ... requires a school board to adopt a mission statement for every school under its jurisdiction. In developing and adopting a mission statement, a school board must solicit input from teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members. The mission statement must be included in the comprehensive education plan required from all school administrative units, and is subject to review as part of the annual report to the Commissioner of Education on the progress of implementing the plan.
  • 1:00 PM Confirmation Hearing
    • Commissioner of the Department of Education – Stephen Bowen

Thursday: 3/3/2011

    • L.D. 430 Resolve, To Name the Maine Fire Training and Education Program at Southern Maine Community College the Maine Fire Service Institute
    • L.D. 579 Resolve, To Study the Creation of a School of Hospitality and Hotel Management within the University of Maine System
    • L.D. 564 An Act Regarding Retention and Graduation Rates for Maine's Colleges and Universities

Friday: 3/4/2011