An Act To Require That School Administrative Units Establish a Mission Statement for Each of the Public Schools Operated by the School Administrative Unit
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §1001, sub-§19 is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §4502, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2001, c. 454, §12, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. Rules. The Commissioner of Education may adopt rules to carry out the purposes of this Act. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
This bill requires a school board to adopt a mission statement for every school under its jurisdiction. In developing and adopting a mission statement, a school board must solicit input from teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members. The mission statement must be included in the comprehensive education plan required from all school administrative units, and is subject to review as part of the annual report to the Commissioner of Education on the progress of implementing the plan.