Soliciting comments on Family Cost Participation Fee Policy

The Maine Department of Education is seeking comments from the public on Family Cost Participation Fee Policy, procedure, determination form, and table, which are used in relation to services for young children birth through age two with disabilities.

Maine is required to submit to the U.S. Department of Education a Family Cost Participation Fee Policy. The General Education Provisions Act requires that the State publish each proposed policy in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the state at least 60 days prior to the date on which the policy is submitted or on which the policy becomes effective, with an opportunity for public comments to be accepted on the policy for at least 30 days.

Superintendents, special education directors, special education teachers and others are encouraged to review the policy and submit comments.

The materials are posted on the IDEA web page.

Written comments will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Please send comments to Cindy Brown at or 23 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333.

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