http://janus.state.me.us/legis/
Yarmouth - House District 107 - Melissa Walsh Innes (D-Yarmouth) - Senate District 11 - Gerald M. Davis (R-Cumberland)

URGENT--URGENT--REQUEST Everyone needs to contact their representatives
and senators and tell them the value of arts in the schools. Everyone who
can testify in-person must do so. We MUST flood the representatives and
senators with calls and emails.

If this bill passes, the graduation requirements for art will be greatly
reduced and possibly eliminated from the high school curriculum. Students
will not be required to take a course in visual and or performing arts to
graduate from a Maine High School.

SAVE THE ARTS IN MAINE SCHOOLS. ACT TODAY!!!!!

Michelle



LD 1325: An Act Regarding Curriculum Requirements and Standards for
Awarding a High School Diploma


Description:
This bill amends standards for student assessment, basic school approval,
the elementary, middle and secondary courses of study, the comprehensive
program of study for the high school diploma and the Department of
Education diploma in order to more fully implement the parameters for
essential instruction and graduation requirements.

Status:
Pending Final Committee Action

Sponsor:
Representative SUTHERLAND of Chapman

Cosponsors:
Senator BOWMAN of York Representative CAIN of Orono Representative LOVEJOY
of Portland Senator MILLS of Somerset President MITCHELL of Kennebec
Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland

Committee:
Education & Cultural Affairs

Hearing:
Monday, May 11, 2009, 2:00 PM, Cross Building Room 202


Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs
Senator Justin L. Alfond (D-Cumberland), Chair
Senator Elizabeth M. Schneider (D-Penobscot)
Senator Carol Weston (R-Waldo)
Representative Patricia B. Sutherland (D-Chapman), Chair
Representative Edward D. Finch (D-Fairfield)
Representative Alan M. Casavant (D-Biddeford)
Representative Richard V. Wagner (D-Lewiston)
Representative Stephen D. Lovejoy (D-Portland)
Representative Mary Pennell Nelson (D-Falmouth)
Representative Helen Rankin (D-Hiram)
Representative David E. Richardson (R-Carmel)*
Representative Howard E. McFadden (R-Dennysville)
Representative Peter B. Johnson (R-Greenville)