Link available for Recorded Hearing on Proposed Rule Chapter 134 (Regulations for Awarding a High School Diploma)

A recording of the August 14 public hearing of proposed rule Chapter 134 (Regulation for Awarding a High School Diploma) is now available at the following link.

Link to recorded public hearing:

Written comments may also be submitted by 5pm on September 8, 2017 to the attention of Diana Doiron at or at Maine Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333.

Pursuant to the rulemaking requirements in 20-A MRS §4722-A, Chapter 134 rule must address the following:

  • Allow flexibility and innovation at the school and district level for the development of consistent graduation standards.
  • Identify the manner in which multiple pathways in career and technical education can provide evidence of proficiency in the disciplines of the content areas and Guiding Principles of Maine’s system of learning results.
  • Establish criteria for the placement in career and technical education programs while ensuring all students are exposed to all content areas of the system of learning results.


For more information on proposed rule Chapter 134 and the diploma based on proficiency, contact Maine Department of Education Proficiency-Based Education Specialist, Diana Doiron at