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
- Rep. Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford: (D – District 11) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco: (D – District 15) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Andrew McLean of Gorham: (D – District 27) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Jared Golden of Lewiston: (D – District 60) — e-mail
Rep. Matthew Pouliot of Augusta: (R – District 86) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Ryan Tipping-Spitz of Orono: (D – District 123) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Brian Hubbell of Bar Harbor: (D – District 135) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Stanley Gerzofsky of Cumberland: (D – District 24) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Rebecca Millett of Cumberland: (D – District 29) — e-mail | Facebook
|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.|
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.
On motion by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).
An Act To Provide for a Later Starting Time for High Schools
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA 4801, sub- 2-B is enacted to read:
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.
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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