An Act Regarding the Adoption of Education Policies by School Boards
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §1005 is enacted to read:
§ 1005. Education policy
In order to be considered an education policy that may not be negotiated during collective bargaining pursuant to Title 26, section 965, the education policy must be adopted or revised by the school board in accordance with the following minimum requirements:
(1) Provide public notice; and
(2) Publish the proposed education policy, including but not limited to posting the proposed education policy on any publicly accessible website that the school administrative unit operates and providing copies to any member of the public at the superintendent's office;
A school board may not repeal an education policy adopted pursuant to this section unless the school board uses the procedure required in subsection 2.
This bill provides that in order to be considered an education policy that may not be negotiated during collective bargaining, the policy must be adopted by the school board pursuant to the procedure established in the bill. The bill prohibits the school board from delegating the authority to develop such a policy.