An Act To Allow Parents To Apply to the Commissioner of Education To Enroll Their Children in a Receiving School Administrative Unit and To Remove Limitations on Which Students May Be So Enrolled
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §254, sub-§19, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 448, §1, is amended to read:
(1) Special education tuition;
(2) Any costs not included in the computation of special education tuition directly related to the student's special education program; and
(3) Any costs associated with due process proceedings in connection with the student's special education program.
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §1001, sub-§8, as amended by PL 2015, c. 448, §2, is further amended to read:
Current law allows the superintendent of a school administrative unit that neither maintains a school nor contracts for school privileges to request the Commissioner of Education to designate a school administrative unit as the receiving school administrative unit for a student who is unable to find a school administrative unit willing to enroll the student in one of its schools.
This bill allows any student's parent or guardian to make a request for any reason to the Commissioner of Education for the student to be transferred. Upon the commissioner's approval, the student must be enrolled in the receiving school administrative unit.