An Act To Ensure Equitable Support of Education for Maine Students in School Administrative District No. 6 and School Administrative District No. 44
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §15688, sub-§2-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. PL 2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §69 is repealed.
Sec. 3. P&SL 1997, c. 41, Pt. A, §8, as amended by P&SL 2001, c. 8, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. A-8. Educational needs. If the Town of Frye Island is incorporated and separated from the Town of Standish, it remains in the School Administrative District 6 or its successor and pays its proportional share of costs , unless or until such time as it withdraws from the school administrative district in accordance with applicable state law. School transportation services must be provided as follows: The Town of Frye Island is authorized to require each resident with a child or children enrolled in School Administrative District 6 to provide transportation from the island to the mainland point of pickup at the resident's own expense; transportation costs from the mainland point of pickup to the school must be provided, as is customarily done, by the school administrative district.
Sec. 4. P&SL 1997, c. 41, Pt. A, §9, as enacted by P&SL 2001, c. 8, §2, is repealed.
This bill eliminates the exemption for member municipalities in School Administrative District No. 6 and School Administrative District No. 44 from the standard municipal cost-sharing arrangement. For purposes of the cost-sharing calculation between these member municipalities in these 2 school administrative districts, the valuation and per-pupil figures for the member municipalities must both be set to 50%. The bill also repeals the prohibition against the withdrawal of the Town of Frye Island from School Administrative District No. 6.