Maine LD 711: An Act To Provide for a Later Starting Time for High Schools

LD 711 (subjects: SCHOOL POLICIES , SCHOOL DAY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=711&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Matthea Daughtry of Brunswick: (D – District 49) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/5/2015 House Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/10/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Langley of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, in concurrence.
5/12/2015 House Reports READ.
Motion of Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report FAILED.
ROLL CALL NO. 69
(Yeas 54 – Nays 86 – Absent 11 – Excused 0)
Subsequently, On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/13/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Provide for a Later Starting Time for High Schools

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA 4801, sub- 2-B is enacted to read:

2-B. Start time; uninterrupted time. A school administrative unit shall ensure that a secondary school in the unit does not start a school day before 8:30 a.m. and that there is at least 11 consecutive hours of uninterrupted time from the end of a class, extracurricular activity, athletic practice or any other school activity to the start of the next school day.

Sec. 2. School administrative units shall provide plan to Department of Education. By September 1, 2016, each school administrative unit shall provide to the Department of Education the unit’s plan to comply with the provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 4801, subsection 2-B, including a proposed calendar and schedule. A failure by a school administrative unit to provide a compliance plan under this section by September 1, 2016 results in a reduction of 0.01% of the state share of funding attributable to the cost of the components of essential programs and services under Title 20-A, section 15671. If a school administrative unit fails to provide a compliance plan under this section by March 1, 2017, the unit shall follow a calendar and schedule provided by the Department of Education. A failure by a school administrative unit to provide a compliance plan under this section by September 1, 2017 results in a reduction of 15% of the state share of funding attributable to the cost of the components of essential programs and services under Title 20-A, section 15671 for each year until the unit provides a compliance plan.

Sec. 3. Effective date. That section of this Act that enacts the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 4801, subsection 2-B takes effect September 1, 2017.

summary

This bill requires that, by September 1, 2017, each school administrative unit ensure that its secondary schools’ school days start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and that there be at least 11 consecutive hours of uninterrupted time from the end of a class, extracurricular activity, athletic practice or any other school activity to the start of the next school day. A school administrative unit is required to submit a compliance plan. Units that do not comply face reductions in the state share of funding attributable to the cost of the components of essential programs and services.

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