Commitments to Learning Results


The Yarmouth School Department adopts Maine’s Learning Results (MLR) as a foundation to the curriculum in Yarmouth Schools. The Learning Results are intended to serve as a foundation for education reform and to promote and provide assessment of student learning, accountability and equity. The School Committee recognizes that the legislative intent of the MLR is to provide children with schools that reflect high expectations and create conditions where these expectations can be met.

The School Committee understands that implementation of the MLR and the mandate to provide all students with equitable opportunities to meet the MLR have broad implications for the schools, including curriculum, budget, professional development, student assessment, professional evaluation, and graduation requirements. Therefore, the School Committee is committed to examining its policies and school system practices to ensure that they are consistent with the intent and goals of Maine’s Learning Results.

The Superintendent will be responsible for implementing the MLR, including development of appropriate administrative procedures. The School Committee further directs the Superintendent to report to the School Committee on a regular basis on progress toward meeting the expectations of the MLR.

Legal Reference:

20-A MRSA §§ 1001(6), 6208-6209

L.D. 1536, Chapter 51 Resolves

Ch. 127 § 3; 131; 132 (Me. Dept. of Ed. Rules)

Adopted: March 31, 2011