An Act To Address the Burden Placed on Students as a Result of Requirements To Take Remedial Courses
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §10012, sub-§1, ¶B, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 615, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §10012, sub-§4, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 615, §1, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA §15689, sub-§6-A is enacted to read:
Under current law, the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and the Maine Maritime Academy are required to report on the number of remedial courses taken by students from each school administrative unit in the subjects of English language arts and mathematics. This bill requires those institutions to report the cost to the students of those remedial courses, by school administrative unit, and requires the Commissioner of Education to reduce state subsidy to the school administrative units and to pay those funds to the higher education institution. Those higher education institutions are required to use the funds to reduce or eliminate the cost of remedial courses to their students and to report to the Commissioner of Education and the Legislature how those funds were used to achieve the reduction or elimination of costs.