Maine Revised Statutes

§6951. Center establishment

1. Center established.  The Center of Excellence for At-risk Students is established.
[ 2009, c. 296, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
A. "At-risk student" means an elementary student or secondary student who is at risk of failing or dropping out of a regular public school program. [2009, c. 296, §1 (NEW).]
B. "Center" means the Center of Excellence for At-risk Students established in subsection 1. [2009, c. 296, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 296, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Center requirements.  The center shall provide a comprehensive residential and nonresidential program for educating at-risk students. The center shall also provide information and resources for other schools serving at-risk students. The center may be administered by a private, nonprofit charitable corporation with a public purpose that meets the requirements of section 2951. The commissioner may grant a waiver from any requirements of sections 2901, 2902 and 2951 that the commissioner determines appropriate in consideration of the special characteristics of the center.
[ 2009, c. 296, §1 (NEW) .]
2009, c. 296, §1 (NEW).