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Enacted Education Legislation in Maine

Education Laws

Bill: SB 588; Status: Enacted

Summary: Provides that a student placed by the Department of Health and Human Services with an adult who is not the child's parent or legal guardian in accordance with the educational stability provisions of the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 is considered a resident of either the school administrative unit where the student resides during the placement or the school administrative unit where the student resided prior to the placement based on the best interest of the student. The Department of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the school administrative units, shall determine which school is appropriate and notify that unit in writing of its determination.

Sponsored by Senator Diamond