An Act To Stabilize Maine's Educational Leadership and Vision
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §251, as amended by PL 1983, c. 123, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §251-B is enacted to read:
§ 251-B. Selection; term
The selection and term of service of the commissioner is as follows.
Sec. 3. Commencement of selection process. Following the effective date of this Act, the selection process set forth in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 251-B must be implemented upon the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of the Commissioner of Education. The term of the commissioner serving on the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect at the time of the commissioner's appointment.
This bill changes the selection process for the position of Commissioner of Education. Instead of being appointed by the Governor, under this bill, the commissioner is selected by the State Board of Education in consultation with the Governor. The candidate selected by the State Board of Education would be subject to legislative review and confirmation.