Notice of Proposed Rule Change: Chapter 101, Maine Unified Special Education Regulations

ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER: 60
POLICY CODE: GC

The Maine Department of Education is proposing several amendments to Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulations Birth to Age Twenty to comply with recently enacted State laws.

Pursuant to PL 2011, Chapter 63, the Resolve related to LD 688,  language has been added to the federal language in Section VI regarding alternate means of participating in individualized education program team meetings and special education dispute resolutions.

Pursuant to PL 2011, Chapter 19, the Resolve related to LD 45, marriage and family therapists have been added as qualified providers.

Pursuant to PL 2011, Chapter 42, the Resolve related to LD 964,  Section V.6 has been amended to allow observations by qualified examiners.

Pursuant to PL 2011, Chapter 363, the Resolve related to LD 1110, Section VI.2.A has been amended to reflect that the advance written notice is required to include whether the school administrative unit will have an attorney present at an individualized education program team meeting.

Pursuant to PL 2011, Chapter 386, the Resolve related to LD 1094,  the term “School Psychological Service Provider” has been changed to “School Psychologist”.

The Secretary of State posted a public notice of rulemaking on Oct. 12, 2011, in local newspapers. A public hearing will be held on Oct. 31, 2011, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 500 of the Cross State Office Building in Augusta, Maine. The comment deadline is Nov. 11, 2011 at 5 p.m.

The current rule and the proposed amendments are available online at: http://www.maine.gov/education/rulechanges.htm.

Comments may be submitted via email to jaci.holmes@maine.gov or via mail to:

Jaci Holmes
Federal State Legislative Liaison
Maine Department of Education
State House Station #23
Augusta, Maine 04333-0023