H.P. 383 - L.D. 499
Sec. D-1. 20-A MRSA §13013-A, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 519, Pt. AAAA, §1, is amended to read:
2. Local filing; certification.
On or before October 15th annually, the superintendent of schools of a school administrative unit or the chief administrative officer of a career and technical education region shall file with the commissioner a certified list of national board-certified teachers eligible to receive the salary supplement pursuant to subsection 1.
Sec. D-2. 20-A MRSA §13013-A, sub-§4, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 683, Pt. H, §1, is amended to read:
4. Expend funds.
For fiscal year 2006-07 only, a A school administrative unit may expend funds received through the salary supplement under subsection 1 without calling for a special meeting of the local legislative body.
Sec. D-3. 20-A MRSA §15689, sub-§1-A, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 519, Pt. AAAA, §14, is amended to read:
1-A. Adjustments to state contributions to member municipalities in certain school districts.
Beginning in fiscal year 2007-08, the minimum state allocation provisions of subsection 1 are applicable for each case when one or more member municipalities, but not all the district's member municipalities, have a local contribution that is below the mill rate expectation established pursuant to section 15671-A and a member municipality's local contribution pursuant to section 15688 is 5% greater than that municipality's local share would have been under its existing local cost-sharing formula. For each school district eligible under this subsection, the minimum state allocation provisions of subsection 1 are applicable for each member municipality that has a local contribution that is below the mill rate expectation established pursuant to section 15671-A, except that the transition percentages in section 15689, subsection 1, paragraph B must be applied and the results must be multiplied by the percentage of calendar year resident pupils in the member municipality. A school administrative district or community school district that meets the eligibility criteria in this subsection must have its local contribution adjusted as follows.
A. The municipality's local contribution as determined pursuant to section 15688 must be reduced by an amount equal to the municipality's minimum special education allocation as determined in this subsection.
Sec. D-4. 20-A MRSA §15689, sub-§7, ¶A, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 635, §9, is amended to read:
A. As used in this subsection, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
(1) "Qualifying school administrative unit" means a school administrative unit or a career and technical education region that the commissioner has determined has a locally established salary schedule with a minimum teacher salary of less than $30,000 in school year 2008-2009.
Sec. D-5. 20-A MRSA §15689, sub-§7, ¶D, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 683, Pt. H, §2, is amended to read:
D. For fiscal year 2006-07 only, a A school administrative unit may expend any funds received through the adjustment under this section without calling for a special meeting of the local legislative body.
Sec. D-6. 20-A MRSA §15689, sub-§9 is enacted to read:
9. Regionalization, consolidation and efficiency assistance adjustment.
The commissioner may expend and disburse funds limited to the amount appropriated by the Legislature to carry out the purposes of promoting regionalization, consolidation and efficiency. These funds must be an adjustment to the qualifying school administrative unit's state allocation.
Sec. D-7. 20-A MRSA §15689-A, sub-§5, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §61 and affected by §§72 and 74 and c. 12, Pt. WW, §18, is repealed.
Sec. D-8. 20-A MRSA §15689-A, sub-§10, as amended by PL 2005, c. 519, Pt. J, §2, is further amended to read:
10. Data management and support services for essential programs and services.
The commissioner may pay costs attributed to system maintenance and staff support necessary to implement the requirements of the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act. A transfer of All Other funds from the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools account to Personal Services in the Management Information Systems account for 5 6.615 positions that provide professional and administrative support to general purpose aid for local schools in the department's management information systems program may occur annually by financial order upon recommendation of the State Budget Officer and approval of the Governor.
Sec. D-9. 20-A MRSA §15689-A, sub-§12-A is enacted to read:
12-A. Learning through technology.
The commissioner may pay costs attributed to staff support and system maintenance for a program that promotes learning through technology. A transfer of All Other funds from the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools account to Personal Services and All Other line categories in the Learning Through Technology General Fund account sufficient to support the Personal Services and All Other costs of one Education Team and Policy Director position, one Education Specialist III position, one Planning and Research Associate I position and the agreement that provides one-to-one wireless computers for 7th grade, 8th grade and high school students and educators may occur annually by financial order upon recommendation of the State Budget Officer and approval of the Governor.