Code of Maine Rules
05 - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
071 - EDUCATION - GENERAL
Chapter 125 - BASIC APPROVAL STANDARDS: PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS
Section 071-125-4 - REQUIREMENTS AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION PLAN
Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023
The purpose of a Comprehensive Education Plan is to document the development and implementation of the required statutory compendium of school approval resources and requirements by each school administrative unit or other public school. A unit will not submit its Plan to the Commissioner unless requested or in accordance with Sections 6 and 7.
4.02 Development of the Comprehensive Education Plan
Each school administrative unit shall have one Comprehensive Education Plan to guide the schools and the school administrative unit.
4.03 Annual Update of the Comprehensive Education Plan
Each school administrative unit shall annually update its Comprehensive Education Plan, adopted according to the procedure outlined in Section 7.01. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to report annually to the citizenry on the ongoing school improvement process and the updated Comprehensive Education Plan. Citizen recommendations shall be considered prior to annual school board action on the Plan. The superintendent shall certify progress on the Plan to the Commissioner on an annual basis.
4.04 Approval of the Comprehensive Education Plan
When a school administrative unit is on provisional approval status in accordance with Section 7.02, the Comprehensive Education Plan shall be subject to approval by the Commissioner.
4.05 Comprehensive School Approval Requirements Reference
The Comprehensive Education Plan shall address the statutory and regulatory requirements of 20-A M.R.S. §4502 and other applicable laws and rules, as summarized in the chart on the Department's Public School Approval web page.