An Act To Amend Standards for Participation in Certain Public School Services by Students Who Are Homeschooled
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §5021, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 610, §1, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
For purposes of this subsection, "subsidizable pupils" has the same meaning as in section 15672, subsection 32.
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §5021, sub-§9 is enacted to read:
A student receiving home-school instruction who meets the requirements of this subsection is eligible to participate in postsecondary courses at an eligible institution, as defined in section 4771, subject to the requirements and conditions of sections 4772, 4774, 4775 and 4776.
This bill allows a student who is homeschooled to obtain special education services from a school administrative unit and allows the school administrative unit to receive state reimbursement for the provision of those services. This bill also allows a student who is homeschooled to receive reimbursement from a school administrative unit of 50% of the tuition costs for attendance in postsecondary courses as long as the student meets the same relevant criteria as a student at a secondary school in that school administrative unit.