Updates to special education web resources

The Maine DOE has added a new question-and-answer to the “Consent” entry of the Maine Unified Special Education Regulations (MUSER) frequently asked questions section of its website.   The question-and-answer address whether a  school administrative unit may ask that a parent sign an initial consent for placement before receiving the written notice for the meeting in which decisions about initial placement have been made.

The Department has also replaced the previous “Required State Forms – Written Notice (WN)” with a revised set of questions-and-answers.  After each answer that has been revised, there is a parenthetical “Revised December 2013”. Please find the updated question-and-answer here.

Additionally, the Department has added to the MUSER FAQs entry on Individualized Education Programs a question-and-answer on the development of an IEP that will not be implemented until a later date.

For questions regarding the FAQs, please contact Susan J. Parks at 624-6646 or susan.parks@maine.gov.