Policy & Legislation

The Office of Policy and Government Affairs is comprehensively involved in supporting, navigating, and interpreting relevant legislation for the education community in Maine. Our work also serves our constituents in navigating the complex world of education statutes, proposed legislation, and rules. See the links below to find relevant bills, education statutes, or education rule chapters.

Bill Search and Legislative Calendar     Maine Education Statutes      Education Rule Chapters


How to Watch Public Hearings and Work Sessions

Public Hearings and Work Sessions take place in the Burton Cross Building in Augusta, Room 208. These events are open to the public.

Additionally, live audio and video of active hearings and sessions are provided for viewing from anywhere.

Listen Live

Education and Cultural Affairs Committee Information

The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee considers legislation that impacts education throughout Maine.

For more information and the committee's weekly schedule, click the link below.

Committee Information & Schedule



In accordance with State Statute Chapter 35: STATE GOVERNMENT EVALUATION, The Department of Education has submitted a comprehensive report of our agency. Here is the full GEA Report - November 2021.




Courtney Belolan
Director of Policy and Government Affairs
Phone: 207-215-7396

Laura Cyr
Federal and State Legislative Specialist
Phone: 207-446-8791
Email: Laura.Cyr@maine.gov

Jennifer Belanger
Legislative and Constituent Services Specialist
Phone: 207-620-4575
Email: Jennifer.Belanger@maine.gov