Code of Maine Rules
05 - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
071 - EDUCATION - GENERAL
Chapter 14 - EDUCATION OF HOMELESS STUDENTS
Section 071-14-6 - FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023

1. If a homeless student remains in his or her school of origin, the school administrative unit of origin retains fiscal responsibility for the education of the student, including any tuition paid to the school of origin.

2. If a homeless student attends the school of current residence, the school administrative unit of current residence becomes fiscally responsible for the education of the student, including any tuition paid to the school of current residence.

3. In a situation where both the school administrative unit of origin and the school administrative unit of current residence would allow the homeless student to continue to attend the school of origin (e.g., both units send their students to the same school or both units offer "choice" to students), and it is determined to be in the best interest of the student to remain in his or her school of origin, the school administrative unit of origin will retain fiscal responsibility for the student. If it is determined to be in the best interest of the student to attend a different school that is available to non-homeless students in the school unit of current residence, then the school unit of current residence becomes fiscally responsible for the education of the student.

4. In cases where a homeless student remains in the school of origin but resides outside of the geographic area served by the school administrative unit of origin, and the parent, guardian or homeless student requests transportation to and from school, the superintendents of the school administrative unit of origin and the school administrative unit of residence must determine how to distribute the cost of transportation between them. In the absence of such an agreement, transportation costs must be shared equally.

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