Maine Revised Statutes

§15753. Mandated legislative appropriations for special education

Except as provided in section 15689, subsection 1, but notwithstanding any other provision of chapter 606-B, the Legislature shall provide 100% of a school administrative unit's special education costs as calculated pursuant to section 15681-A, subsection 2. [2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §63 (NEW); 2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §§72, 74 (AFF); 2005, c. 12, Pt. WW, §18 (AFF).]

For the purposes of the mandatory appropriation required by this section, and in accordance with the essential programs and services school funding allocation system established in chapter 606-B, the commissioner shall identify and provide in the commissioner's recommendation pursuant to section 15689-C the total special education costs required to be funded pursuant to this section. In addition to any appropriations required by section 15689-E, the Legislature shall appropriate and ensure the accurate distribution of the total amount identified by the commissioner, adjusted by the federal reimbursements for the costs of special education services mandated by federal or state law, rule or regulation that will be provided to the individual school administrative units for that same school year. [2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §63 (NEW); 2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §§72, 74 (AFF); 2005, c. 12, Pt. WW, §18 (AFF).]

2005, c. 2, §D63 (NEW). 2005, c. 2, §§D72,74 (AFF). 2005, c. 12, §WW18 (AFF).