Resolve, To Examine Concepts and Competencies from Family and Consumer Science for Achieving Educational Goals
Sec. 1. Integration of family and consumer science. Resolved: That prior to or during the course of the next review cycle of content standards and performance indicators required under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 6209, subsection 4, the Commissioner of Education shall invite one or more persons certified to teach family and consumer science to participate in a working group. The commissioner shall invite others to participate in the working group based on their interest in or expertise or familiarity with Maine's system of learning results. The purpose of the working group is to:
1. Examine concepts and competencies included in the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education developed by the National Association of State Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences;
2. Determine the suitability of one or more of the national standards or variations on these standards for inclusion as performance indicators within one or more of the content areas comprising the system of learning results; and
3. Develop recommendations for the integration of family consumer science descriptors into the parameters for essential instruction.
Participation in the working group does not entitle a person to receive monetary compensation or reimbursement for expenses from the Department of Education; and be it further
Sec. 2. Advise Commissioner of Education; report to Joint Standing Committee of Education and Cultural Affairs. Resolved: That the working group shall advise to the commissioner of its recommendations. The commissioner shall report to the Joint Standing Committee of Education and Cultural Affairs by letter or in person no later than April 1, 2010 to provide the names of people invited to participate in the working group and a brief work plan and timeline for the group.