Maine Revised Statutes

§6001-B. Transfer of education records

1. Education records must follow students who transfer.  Education records must follow students who transfer to a school in another school administrative unit in the State. The education records of students who transfer from educational programs or schools for juveniles located in or operated by correctional facilities or out-of-state schools are also subject to this requirement. For a student who experiences education disruption, as defined in section 5161, subsection 9, the sending school shall send or electronically transfer pertinent records, including but not limited to academic and health information records, to the receiving school or educational program no later than 5 school days after the student enrolls in the receiving school or educational program.
[ 2007, c. 451, §7 (AMD) .]
2. Transfer of records.  Upon application of a student to transfer to another school administrative unit in this State or to enroll at a school administrative unit in this State from an educational program or school for juveniles located in or operated by a correctional facility or a school outside of the State, and upon the written request of the superintendent of the school administrative unit into which the student seeks admission, school administrators at the school administrative unit from which the student is transferring shall provide all of the student's education records, including disciplinary records, attendance records, health records other than confidential health records for which consent for dissemination has not been obtained and special education records, to school administrators at the school administrative unit to which the student is seeking a transfer. Confidential health records may be provided under this subsection only if the school administrator at the school administrative unit from which the student is transferring receives the authorization or consent necessary for the dissemination of information contained in the following records:
A. Records concerning information on a person's HIV infection status, including the results of an HIV test, as those records are described in Title 5, section 19203-D; [2003, c. 472, §1 (NEW).]
B. Records concerning information on a person's alcohol and other drug abuse treatment as those records are described in Title 5, section 20047; [2003, c. 472, §1 (NEW).]
C. Records concerning information on a person's health care and treatment as those records are described in Title 22, section 1711-C; and [2003, c. 472, §1 (NEW).]
D. Records concerning information on a person's mental health treatment as those records are described in Title 34-B, section 1207. [2003, c. 472, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2003, c. 472, §1 (AMD) .]
3. Determination of disciplinary status of student applying for transfer; discretion of school to accept student.  At the request of the superintendent of the school administrative unit into which a student seeks admission, the student's current or former school administrators shall provide, in a timely fashion, an oral or written report to the receiving school administrative unit indicating whether the student has been expelled or suspended or is the subject of an expulsion or suspension proceeding. In the case of a student who has been expelled or suspended or is the subject of an expulsion or suspension proceeding, the receiving school administrative unit may deny admission or participation in public school programs, facilities or activities as part of an equivalent instruction program pursuant to section 5021 until the school administrative unit is satisfied that the conditions of the expulsion or suspension have been met.
[ 1999, c. 351, §3 (NEW) .]
3-A. Determination of status of juvenile applying for admission; discretion of school to accept juvenile.  If the receiving school administrative unit receives information under Title 15, section 3308, subsection 7, paragraph B-1, subparagraph (3) and Title 34-A, section 1216, subsection 1, paragraph F that a student is not in compliance with a condition of an individualized plan for the juvenile's rehabilitation and that condition is relevant to the juvenile's reintegration into the school, the receiving school administrative unit may deny admission or participation in public school programs, facilities or activities as part of an equivalent instruction program pursuant to section 5021 until the school administrative unit is satisfied that the condition has been met.
[ 2003, c. 205, §8 (AMD) .]
4. Notice to parents and guardians.  Prior to the start of the 2000-01 school year and each school year thereafter, a school administrative unit shall send a written notice to parents or guardians of every student enrolled in the school administrative unit that education records must be sent to a school administrative unit to which a student applies for transfer. Beginning with the 2001-2002 school year, an educational program or school for juveniles located in or operated by a correctional facility shall send a written notice to parents, guardians and custodians of every student enrolled in that educational program or school for juveniles located in or operated by the correctional facility that education records must be sent to a school administrative unit to which a student applies for transfer. The notice provided to parents, guardians and custodians must comply with the standards of the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-380, as amended by Public Law 93-568.
[ 2001, c. 452, §14 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 351, §3 (NEW). 2001, c. 452, §14 (AMD). 2003, c. 205, §8 (AMD). 2003, c. 472, §1 (AMD). 2007, c. 451, §7 (AMD).

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