LD 403
First Regular Session - 125th Maine Legislature
LR 1664
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Require That School Administrative Units Establish a Mission Statement for Each of the Public Schools Operated by the School Administrative Unit

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §1001, sub-§19  is enacted to read:

19 Mission statement.   A school board shall adopt a mission statement for each school under its jurisdiction. The school board shall solicit input from teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members in the development and adoption of a mission statement under this subsection.

Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §4502, sub-§1,  as amended by PL 2001, c. 454, §12, is further amended to read:

1. General requirements.   Elementary and secondary schools and school administrative units, including an educational program or school located in or operated by a juvenile correctional facility, shall meet all requirements of the system of learning results as established in section 6209 as well as other requirements of this Title and other statutory requirements applicable to the public schools and basic school approval standards. Each school administrative unit shall prepare and implement a comprehensive education plan that is aligned with the system of learning results, focused on the learning of all students and oriented to continuous improvement. This plan must address all plans required by the department , including a mission statement adopted by the school administrative unit’s school board pursuant to section 1001, subsection 19 for every school of the school administrative unit.

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.

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