2014-06-20 / Community

Cape senator named to school commission

Democratic State Sen. Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth has been appointed the Senate chairman of a commission to strengthen Maine’s school funding formula.

Millett is Senate chairman of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and previously served on the Cape Elizabeth School Board.

The Commission to Strengthen the Adequacy and Equity of Certain Cost Components of the School Funding Formula will address a number of funding issues, including funding for public preschool programs, Title I and supports for economically disadvantaged students and professional development for teachers.

Millett is serving her first term in the Maine Senate representing Senate District 7, which includes South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and a part of Scarborough.

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