Public Hearing About the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools (LD 243: “Resolved, To Direct the Department of Education to Amend its Rules Regarding Restraint of Students”)

Public Hearing About the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools (LD 243: “Resolved, To Direct the Department of Education to Amend its Rules Regarding Restraint of Students”)

This is not a statement of my opinion on the matter, instead it is meant to be a neutral explanation of the bill before our committee. I am aiming to receive commentary and opinions from anyone who is interested. The personal testimony I get really helps me shape my legislative decisions. This bill deals with a highly important issue and will require thorough and careful discussion.

When and Where?

2:00pm Wednesday February 20, 2013

Room 202, Cross State Office Building

What is LD 243?

LD 243, “Resolved, To Direct the …

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Legislature’s Education & Cultural Affairs Committee Will Hold Public Forum Tomorrow to Review Essential Programs & Services School Funding Laws

Legislature’s Education & Cultural Affairs Committee Will Hold Public Forum Tomorrow to Review Essential Programs & Services School Funding Laws

When and Where?

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:00pm

Room 202, Cross State Office Building

What is the Essential Programs and Services School Funding Law and why is it important?

The Essential Programs and Services (EPS) model for education funding works to ensure that all Maine students receive the resources and funding necessary to receive a quality education. For many years, per pupil spending in Maine varied wildly among school districts, leaving some students at a major disadvantage. Rather than basing education spending on what was spent the year …

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