Legislative schedule: April 10-15, 2011

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Education and Cultural Affairs

Week of 4/11/2011 - 4/15/2011

Monday:  4/11/2011

10:00 AM WORK SESSION

L.D. 275 An Act To Change the Notice Period for Terminating Teachers' Contracts

L.D. 976 An Act To Require 3 Years of Experience in a School Administrative Unit before a Teacher May Receive a Continuing Contract Offer

L.D. 444 An Act To Require Annual Evaluation of Public School Teachers

L.D. 929 Resolve, To Establish a Study Group To Review the Teacher Certification Process

L.D. 1298 An Act To Facilitate the Certification of Teachers

L.D. 1322 An Act To Extend the Probationary Period for Teachers

10:00 AM APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE WORK SESSION

1:00 PM WORK SESSION

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

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

1:30 PM WORK SESSION

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

Tuesday: 4/12/2011

                    NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED

Wednesday: 4/13/2011

1:00 PM WORK SESSION EDUCATION COMMITTEE

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

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

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

3:30 PM WORK SESSION

L.D. 776 An Act To Create a Fair Process for Energy Service Companies Contracting with Maine Schools

L.D. 782 An Act To Expand Competitive Bidding for Energy Service Contracts with Schools

Thursday: 4/14/2011

1:00 PM WORK SESSION

L.D. 675 An Act To Establish Multidistrict Online Classes in Maine

L.D. 938 An Act To Permit Public School Online Learning Programs To Accept Nonresident Tuition Students

L.D. 977 Resolve, To Analyze the Value of Distance Learning in a Rural Environment

L.D. 167 An Act To Provide Full Funding for Advanced Placement Courses

3:00 PM WORK SESSION

L.D. 980 An Act To Prohibit Cyberbullying in Public Schools

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

Friday: 4/15/2011

9:00 AM WORK SESSION

L.D. 971 An Act To Improve the Health of Maine Students

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

L.D. 404 An Act To Assist School Administrative Units in Providing Health Insurance to Their Employees

L.D. 619 An Act To Allow School Administrative Units and Educational Advisory Organizations To Participate in the State's Group Health Plan