Maine Revised Statutes

§8403-A. Satellite programs

1. Authority for career and technical education satellite programs.  An affiliated unit may operate a career and technical education satellite program with the approval of the commissioner pursuant to subsection 2.
[ RR 2003, c. 2, §56 (COR) .]
2. Procedure for authorizing career and technical education satellite programs.  Any affiliated unit that wishes to operate a career and technical education satellite program shall submit a written request to operate such a satellite program to the governing body of the center with which the unit is affiliated. The request must fully document the perceived need for the operation of a satellite program. The governing body of the center with which the unit is affiliated shall consider the request and forward its recommendation to the commissioner concerning whether that request should be approved. The commissioner shall act on the request pursuant to section 8306-B.
[ 2011, c. 679, §13 (AMD) .]
3. Financial responsibility for satellite programs.  A unit operating a satellite program shall assume full financial responsibility for paying the operating costs of that program and the unit is entitled to receive the state subsidy and tuition income for the program.
[ 1991, c. 518, §14 (NEW) .]
4. Facilities and equipment; school construction aid.  A unit that operates a satellite program:
A. Shall furnish the necessary facilities and equipment for the satellite program; and [1991, c. 518, §14 (NEW).]
B. Is eligible for school construction aid if new facilities for the satellite program are required and approved. [1991, c. 518, §14 (NEW).]
[ 1991, c. 518, §14 (NEW) .]
5. Employment of teachers.  The superintendent of a unit operating a satellite program shall, in consultation with the career and technical education director of the center with which the unit is affiliated, employ teachers for that satellite program in accordance with the procedures established by section 13201.
[ RR 2003, c. 2, §57 (COR) .]
6. Supervision.  The superintendent of a unit operating a satellite program shall, in consultation with the career and technical education director of the center with which the unit is affiliated, supervise personnel working for that satellite program.
[ RR 2003, c. 2, §57 (COR) .]
7. Part-time instructors.  A unit operating a satellite program may employ part-time instructors for such a program. A part-time instructor may be employed at separate satellite programs operated by different units. Such a part-time instructor employed at separate satellite programs operated by different units may be employed separately by each unit or employed solely by one unit under a reimbursement arrangement, approved by the commissioner, involving all units where that instructor is employed.
[ 1991, c. 518, §14 (NEW) .]
8. Access.  A unit that operates a satellite program shall allow access by students from units affiliated with the career and technical education center or region.
[ 2011, c. 679, §14 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1991, c. 518, §14 (NEW). 1991, c. 716, §7 (AMD). RR 2003, c. 2, §§56,57 (COR). 2011, c. 679, §§13, 14 (AMD).