Maine DOE adopts rules to strengthen public preschool programs

Rule Chapter 124:  Basic Approval Standards:  Public Preschool Programs has been formally adopted by the Department of Education and took effect Dec. 28.

This rule establishes the school approval standards pertaining to school administrative units which operate a public preschool program. Its intent is to provide a framework for planning and growth with local flexibility as influenced by local conditions. This rule establishes procedures for monitoring of school administrative units which operate a public preschool program by which the Department will determine compliance with applicable standards.

Text of the new rule is available here on the Maine Secretary of State’s website. Additionally, all comments submitted as part of the rulemaking and the Department’s responses are available here.