LD 1422 LR 1901(02)
An Act To Prepare Maine People for the Future Economy
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment "   "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
State Mandate - Exempted
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
Requires local school administrative units to transition to proficiency-based standards for awarding a high school diploma by January 1, 2017.  To the extent that the development of the methodology for implementation can be provided by the working group and the Department of Education the costs to school administrative units may be moderated. School Moderate statewide
Pursuant to the Mandate Preamble, the two-thirds vote of all members elected to each House exempts the state from the constitutional requirement to fund 90% of the additional costs.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Additional costs to the Department of Education to coordinate the development of standards, assessments and rubrics to be used in determining proficiency as required for secondary school graduation beginning January 1, 2017 and to develop the required technical assistance plan can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.