Maine Revised Statutes

§5161. Definitions

As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2007, c. 451, §6 (NEW).]

1. Academic programming waiver. 
[ 2015, c. 329, Pt. A, §4 (RP) .]
1-A. Academic programming agreement.   "Academic programming agreement" means an agreement between an interim program and a responsible school through which the responsible school agrees to accept the academic programming, credits and documentation of achievement of standards completed by a student in the interim program.
[ 2013, c. 439, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Department of Education diploma.  "Department of Education diploma" means a diploma awarded under section 257-A.
[ 2013, c. 439, §7 (RPR) .]
2-A. Education disruption.   "Education disruption" means disruption of the educational program of an elementary or secondary school student as a result of:
A. Homelessness or foster care placement; [2013, c. 439, §8 (NEW).]
B. Absence for 10 or more consecutive school days due to placement in an interim program; or [2013, c. 439, §8 (NEW).]
C. Enrollment in 3 or more schools or educational programs in a single school year. [2013, c. 439, §8 (NEW).]
"Education disruption" does not include an absence for 10 or more consecutive school days as a result of a planned absence for a reason such as a family event or a medical absence for a planned hospitalization or recovery or pursuant to a superintendent's determination developed in accordance with section 5205, subsection 2.
[ 2013, c. 439, §8 (NEW) .]
3. Interim placement. 
[ 2015, c. 329, Pt. A, §4 (RP) .]
3-A. Interim program.   "Interim program" means:
A. A youth development center; [2013, c. 439, §9 (NEW).]
B. A hospital or other facility for the purpose of unplanned medical or psychiatric treatment; or [2013, c. 439, §9 (NEW).]
C. Any other program or school approved by the department, except a program or school in which a student is placed pursuant to an individual education plan or a superintendent transfer under section 5205. [2013, c. 439, §9 (NEW).]
[ 2013, c. 439, §9 (NEW) .]
4. Learning results.  "Learning results" means the system of learning results established pursuant to section 6209.
[ 2007, c. 451, §6 (NEW) .]
5. Receiving school. 
[ 2015, c. 329, Pt. A, §4 (RP) .]
5-A. Responsible school.   "Responsible school" means the school responsible for developing or updating a school work recognition plan.
[ 2013, c. 439, §10 (NEW) .]
6. School work recognition plan.  "School work recognition plan" means a written plan that outlines how a student who is experiencing, or who has experienced, an education disruption will make and demonstrate progress toward achievement of learning results.
[ 2013, c. 439, §11 (RPR) .]
7. Sending school. 
[ 2015, c. 329, Pt. A, §4 (RP) .]
8. Statewide review team. 
[ 2015, c. 329, Pt. A, §4 (RP) .]
9. Students who experience education disruption. 
[ 2013, c. 439, §12 (RP) .]
10. Student.   "Student" means an elementary school or secondary school student.
[ 2013, c. 439, §13 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 451, §6 (NEW). 2013, c. 439, §§6-13 (AMD). 2015, c. 329, Pt. A, §4 (AMD).