Commissioner’s Update – March 8, 2012

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Four pieces of education-related legislation proposed by Gov. LePage this winter are now available in bill form for the public to review.

Yesterday, the proposals arrived back from the Legislature’s Revisor of Statutes. While the legislation for most of the bills is still not available on the Legislature’s website, we’ve posted the final — but not official — bill language to the Department’s website.

Read the four bills on the Maine DOE website.

The bill language on that web page is already the result of substantial feedback we’ve received from the education community and others. Still, it can only benefit from additional public input.

I encourage you to take a look at the bills and participate in the legislative process as it unfolds. Public hearings are scheduled for next week.

If you’re unable to attend a public hearing in Augusta, feel free to contact legislators on the Education Committee to let them know what you think.

— Stephen Bowen



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