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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART KKKK

Sec. KKKK-1. PL 2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, 36, sub-11, as amended by PL 2007, c. 668, 47, is further amended to read:

11. Result of disapproval at January 2008 referendum or subsequent referendum on or before January 30, 2009. A school administrative unit that rejects a proposed reorganization plan at the January 15, 2008 referendum or at a subsequent referendum on or before January 30, 2009 may restart the process to form a regional school unit with the same or other school administrative units and may seek assistance from the Department of Education to prepare another reorganization plan.

A. Subsequent reorganization plans must meet the same requirements as for reorganization plans filed prior to the January 2008 referendum, except that the timelines are adjusted to reflect a July 1, 2009 reorganization date.
B. The penalties set forth in Title 20-A, section 15696 apply to any school administrative unit that fails to approve a reorganization plan on or before January 30, 2009 and to implement that plan by July 1, 2009 , including those school administrative districts that are reformulated under subsection 12. These penalties do not apply to any school administrative unit that implements a reorganization plan by July 1, 2010 in accordance with subsection 11-A.

Sec. KKKK-2. PL 2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, 36, sub-11-A is enacted to read:

11-A. Result for school administrative unit that approves plan at referendum on or before January 30, 2009 but is unable to implement plan. A school administrative unit that approves a proposed reorganization plan at the January 15, 2008 referendum or at a subsequent referendum on or before January 30, 2009 but is unable to implement the plan because the plan was rejected at referendum by one or more of its proposed partner school administrative units under the plan may restart the process to form a regional school unit with the same or other school administrative units and may seek assistance from the Department of Education to prepare another reorganization plan.

A. Subsequent reorganization plans must meet the same requirements as for reorganization plans filed prior to the January 2008 referendum, except that the timelines are adjusted to reflect a July 1, 2010 reorganization date.
B. The penalties set forth in Title 20-A, section 15696 apply, as of July 1, 2010, to any school administrative unit that fails to approve a reorganization plan on or before January 30, 2010 and to implement that plan by July 1, 2010.

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