Official Initiative Language

“An act to establish the fund to advance public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education”


This initiated bill establishes the Fund to Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education for the purpose of improving the ability of the State to reach the annual target of 55%, as specified in statute, for the state share of the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12, and for increasing direct support for student learning rather than administrative costs. Revenue for the fund is generated by a 3% surcharge on Maine taxable income over $200,000, beginning with tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017.

To read the entire initiative: Stand Up for Students official initiative language