Education Committee schedule: April 04-08, 2011

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Education and Cultural Affairs

Week of 4/4/2011 - 4/8/2011

Monday:  4/4/2011



10:00 AM PUBLIC HEARING

L.D. 715 Resolve, To Ensure That Maine Teachers and Paraprofessionals Who Work with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Are Highly Qualified

L.D. 1013 An Act Regarding School Board Members and Their Spouses,

L.D. 1298    Resolve To Establish a Study Group to Review the Teacher Certification Process

L.D. 1322     An Act to Extend Probationary Period for Teachers





1:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING

L.D. 324 An Act To Authorize Parents with Power of Attorney To Make Decisions Regarding the Education of Their Adult Children

L.D. 326 An Act To Require That School Administrative Units Bear the Burden of Proving That an Individualized Education Program Is Appropriate

L.D. 662 Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Due Process Hearing Request Regarding Special Education

L.D. 688 Resolve, To Facilitate Participation in Individualized Education Program Team Meetings and Special Education Dispute Resolution Procedures

L.D. 689 Resolve, Requiring the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules Relating to School Administrative Unit Payments for the Costs Associated with Independent Educational Evaluations

L.D. 964 Resolve, Requiring the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules To Prohibit School Administrative Units from Imposing Unreasonable Restrictions That Impede the Ability of Parents and Evaluators To Observe Students

L.D. 1110 An Act Regarding the Attendance of Attorneys at Pupil Evaluation Team Meetings

________     An Act to Allow Recovery of Expert Witness Fees by the Prevailing Party in Due Process Hearings on Education Issue (LR 0179)


1:00 PM       APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS PUBLIC HEARING

                    Education Budget Subcommittee

                    Note: Meeting Occurs in State House 228



4:00 PM      FY 2011 SUPPLEMENTAL Budget # 2 WORK SESSION

LR2121       Education Initiatives



Tuesday: 4/5/2011 NO MEETINGS
Wednesday: 4/6/2011



1:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING

L.D. 1237 An Act To Prohibit Bullying in Schools

L.D. 1280 An Act To Establish a Pilot Physical Education Project in Four Maine Schools

L.D. 1149 An Act To Provide Equitable Access to Postsecondary Courses

L.D. 1197 An Act To Amend Standards for Participation in Certain Public School Services by Students Who Are Homeschooled



3:00 PM       FY12-FY13 Biennial Budget WORK SESSION

L.D. 1043     Department of Education Initiatives and Language Parts TBA

Thursday: 4/7/2011



1:00 PM       FY12-FY13 Biennial Budget WORK SESSION

L.D. 1043     Department of Education Initiatives and Language Parts TBA



Note: Work Session will continue until EDU completes work on all biennium budget initiatives for DOE to permit report back to AFA Committee on April 8th

Friday: 4/8/2011



9:00 AM PUBLIC HEARING

L.D. 139 An Act To Eliminate the Penalty for Schools That Did Not Reorganize

L.D. 268 An Act To Make the Consolidation of School Administrative Units Voluntary and To Eliminate the Penalties for Units That Choose Not To Consolidate

L.D. 385 An Act To Amend the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws

L.D. 786 An Act To Eliminate the Penalty for School Administrative Units That Did Not Consolidate and Eliminate State Funding of Local Administrative Costs

L.D. 171 An Act To Exempt School Administrative District No. 24 and School Administrative District No. 32 from the Laws Requiring School Administrative Unit Consolidation

L.D. 1107 An Act To Eliminate Penalties under the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws for Grand Isle School Department, Madawaska School Department, School Administrative District No. 32 and School Administrative District No. 33

L.D. 1289     An Act To Waive Penalties on School Administrative District No. 32 and School Administrative District No. 33 under the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws

L.D. 1214 An Act To Allow a Referendum Regarding School Choice within Regional School Unit No. 12

L.D. 1049 An Act To Allow a Municipality To Withdraw from a Regional School Unit

L.D. 803 An Act To Allow the Town of Dayton To Opt Out of Its Regional School Unit Agreement

L.D. 1083 An Act To Allow the Town of Arundel To Withdraw from Its Regional School Unit without Penalty

L.D. 800 An Act To Allow the Town of Surry To Join School Union No. 93

L.D. 1206 An Act To Amend the School Consolidation Laws Pertaining to Higher Performing Schools

   ______      An Act to Allow a Regional School Unit to Dissolve (LR 1392)


3:00 PM     AFA / EDU JOINT WORK SESSION

L.D. 1043   FY12-FY13 Biennial Budget Education Committee Report Back



                 Note: Meeting Occurs in State House 228