Maine Revised Statutes

§4726. World languages

Each school administrative unit: [1985, c. 178, (AMD).]

1. Required to offer.  Shall offer one 2-year sequence in a world language; and
[ 2007, c. 259, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Encouraged to offer.  Is encouraged to offer one or more additional world languages as part of its secondary school program.
[ 2007, c. 259, §1 (AMD) .]
3. American sign language.
[ 1991, c. 279, §3 (RP) .]

American sign language is a world language and may be offered to fulfill the requirements of this section. [2007, c. 259, §1 (AMD).]

For purposes of this section, "world language" means a language, either ancient or modern, that is used or has been used for written, oral or signed communication in the multilingual and multicultural worldwide community. [2007, c. 259, §1 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 859, §§C5,C7 (NEW). 1985, c. 178, (RPR). 1991, c. 279, §3 (AMD). 2007, c. 259, §1 (AMD).

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