Maine Revised Statutes

§5601. Board

1. Elementary students.  In place of transportation, the school board may authorize the boarding of a student. That board:
A. Shall not exceed $40 per week; and [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
B. Shall be at a suitable place near an established school. [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
[ 1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW) .]
2. Secondary school students in remote school administrative units.  Any remote school administrative unit, including a coastal island which has no highway connection to the mainland, which does not maintain an approved secondary school shall pay for board for a student eligible to attend a secondary school.
A. Board shall not exceed an amount determined by the administrative unit or a prorated amount for a fraction of a week. It shall be paid only if:
(1) The commissioner determines that it is necessary that the student board away from home to attend a secondary school;
(2) The boarding arrangement is approved by the school board; and
(3) The commissioner approves the boarding arrangement in advance on a form provided for the purpose. [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
B. The Town of Cumberland may pay the tuition, transportation or board of a student whose parent resides on Chebeague Island for attendance at an approved secondary school. [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
C. Payment for board shall be made on receipt of a satisfactory attendance record at the end of a period no longer than one month. The payment shall be charged to the secondary school transportation account. [1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW).]
D. The superintendent shall, before September 1st annually, make a return for the preceding school year, under oath, to the commissioner on a form provided by the commissioner showing:
(1) The name and residence of each student for which board was paid;
(2) The amount paid; and
(3) The name and location of the school attended. [1983, c. 806, §58 (AMD).]
[ 1983, c. 806, §58 (AMD) .]
3. Unorganized territory.  The commissioner may pay the board of students from the unorganized territory as provided in sections 3252 and 3253-A.
[ 1985, c. 797, §34 (RPR) .]
4. Remote locations.  Students residing in remote locations shall be provided board in accordance with section 5401, subsection 7.
[ 1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW) .]
5. Temporary residents and residents on state-owned property.  The commissioner shall, in accordance with section 5401, subsection 6, reimburse a school administrative unit for approved board of students who reside on state-owned property located in towns of less than 100 residents.
[ 1981, c. 693, §§ 5, 8 (NEW) .]
1981, c. 693, §§5,8 (NEW). 1983, c. 806, §58 (AMD). 1985, c. 490, §17 (AMD). 1985, c. 797, §34 (AMD).