Code of Maine Rules
05 - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
071 - EDUCATION - GENERAL
Chapter 60 - NEW SCHOOL SITING APPROVAL
Section 071-60-4 - Additional Considerations Required for Requests for New Schools on New Sites

Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023

A. When a school administrative unit's request for site approval specifies that a new school on a new site is the school administrative unit's preference, the State Board of Education must consider the preferred areas for school siting defined below in addition to the considerations listed in (3), above:

i. a locally designated growth area identified in the municipality's comprehensive plan adopted pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, 30-A, chapter 187, subchapter II; and

ii. in the absence of a comprehensive plan:
a. an area that, if served by a public sewer system, has the capacity for the school construction project;

b. an area identified by the latest Federal Decennial Census as a census-designated place; or

c. a compact area of an urban compact municipality.

B. When a site is requested that is not a preferred area as defined in (4)(A)(i) or (4)(A)(ii), above, the school administrative unit must provide a written explanation of its site selection for State Board of Education consideration prior to the meeting scheduled by the State Board of Education for review of the school administrative unit's request for site approval.

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