LD 1879 LR 2861(02)
An Act Regarding the Adoption of Education Policies by School Boards
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Certain education policy negotiations optional
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This legislation provides that educational policies related to preparation and planning time and transfer of teachers are permissive subjects of negotiation if both a public employer of teachers and the bargaining agent agree.  Because the bill allows but does not require local school administrative units (SAU's) to negotiate these educational policies, this legislation is not an unfunded state mandate.  Additional costs to those SAU's that choose to include these education policies as part of its collective bargaining negotiations will be funded through the SAU's budgeted resources.