LD 49 LR 83(03)
An Act To Improve Science and Engineering Education for Maine's Students
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential future biennium cost increase - local school administrative units
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $10,000 $1,010,000 $1,010,000 $0
General Fund $10,000 $1,010,000 $1,010,000 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes General Fund appropriations totaling $10,000 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $1,010,000 in fiscal year 2018-19 to the Learning Systems Team program within the Department of Education for the costs associated with including a core of science standards for kindergarten to grade 12 in the statewide system of learning results that are consistent with the science standards adopted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2006 beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.  Of the amounts, $10,000 in fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19 is provided for rulemaking, professional develop and technical assistance and $1,000,000 is provided in fiscal year 2018-19 for the development and adoption of a new assessment for the science standards.
The additional costs to local school administrative units associated with the adoption of these science standards can not be estimated at this time.