Maine Revised Statutes

§3252. Elementary pupils

1. Elementary school privileges provided.  The commissioner may provide elementary schooling for resident children by establishing and maintaining such elementary schools as may seem advisable or by sending these children as tuition students to elementary schools elsewhere in the State.
[ 1985, c. 490, §3 (RPR) .]
2. Admission by receiving school.  Tuition students sent to a public school shall be admitted by the receiving school officials upon receipt of a notice of intention from the commissioner.
[ 1985, c. 490, §3 (RPR) .]
3. Benefits.  Tuition students shall be entitled to all privileges and benefits and shall be subject to the same rules as students residing in the receiving school administrative unit.
[ 1985, c. 490, §3 (RPR) .]
4. Tuition.  The commissioner shall pay tuition for each tuition student in the amount approved as the receiving administrative unit's official tuition cost pursuant to section 5804 or 7302.
[ 2007, c. 424, §1 (AMD) .]
4-A. Targeted funds. 
[ 2011, c. 678, Pt. F, §1 (RP) .]
5. Transportation and board.  The costs of transportation or board for students under this section may be paid in full or in part by the commissioner except that the commissioner may not provide or reimburse parents for providing transportation of students over roads that have not been accepted by the county as public roads or do not meet Department of Transportation standards. Beginning with fiscal year 2009-10, the commissioner may not reimburse parents for the transportation of a student.
[ 2007, c. 541, Pt. C, §1 (AMD) .]
6. Studies outside the country.  The commissioner may in his discretion make special arrangements for children in the unorganized territory to attend a public school in the adjoining territory of the Province of Quebec and may pay tuition for those students.
[ 1985, c. 490, §3 (RPR) .]
7. Exception. 
[ 1985, c. 490, §3 (RP) .]
1981, c. 693, §§5,8 (NEW). 1985, c. 490, §3 (RPR). 2005, c. 12, §QQQQ1 (AMD). 2005, c. 635, §1 (AMD). 2007, c. 424, §1 (AMD). 2007, c. 541, Pt. C, §1 (AMD). 2011, c. 678, Pt. F, §1 (AMD).