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Exit Type Codes and Explanations

Exit Code Exit Reason Exit Type Description Dropout Transfer Out Graduates
01 Transfer to a public school in the same school administrative unit (SAU). A student who transfers to a public school that is located within the administrative boundaries of the same local education agency. NO w/conditions YES w/conditions NO
02 Transfer to a public school in a different school administrative unit in the same state A student who transfers to a public school that is not located within the administrative boundaries of the same local education agency but is in the same state. If the student is exited with this code and the following year there is no enrollment for them, the student will be considered a dropout unless you can also provide a signed "Request for Records" from the school that requested records. This code should also be used for student transfering to a Magnet School like Maine School of Science and Math NO w/conditions YES w/conditions NO
03 Transfer to a school in a different state A student who transfers to a ANY school that is located in another state or to a United States overseas dependent school. In order to use this code, either a Request for Records from an out-of-State school or a signed letter from the parent/guardian stating that they are moving listing the state to which they are moving to. If neither of these are on file, than you must use a code 25 (see below) NO YES NO
10 Transfer to a school outside of the country A student who transfers to a school outside the country that is not a United States overseas dependents school (includes private and public school systems). This code should always be used for Exchange Students. NO YES NO
11 Transfer to a Correctional Facility This code is to be used when a student is COMMITTED to a correctional institution only. This does not include when a student is only being DETAINED. Detained students are still the responsibility of the Resident School Administrative Unit. Definition: DETAINED - students who are temporarily being held at a facility awaiting trial or a court decision. Definition: COMMITTED - students who have been ordered held as the result of a court decision. NO YES
w/conditions
NO
12 Transfer to a public charter school A student who transfers to an institution designated as an approved public charter school. This includes any approved public virtual charter schools. This is not to be confused with a Magnet School. Students who transfer to a Magnet School like Maine School of Science and Math should use exit code 02 NO YES NO
13 Transfer to home schooling A student who transfers to a period of instruction in a home environment for reasons other than health. In order to use this code, a Letter of Intent to Home School must be on file with the Superintendent's office and also a Subsequent Letter of Intent to Home School each year the student remains in a Home School program. Home school students who enroll only for specific classes (equivalent instruction) and are still deemed home school students should always be exited back to home school (exit code 13) at the end of the school year. NO w/conditions YES w/conditions NO
15 Graduated with regular Maine Learning Results diploma A student who has received a regular high school diploma upon completion of state and local requirements for both coursework and assessment. Please DO NOT choose this exit code if the student has not met graduation requirements. If the student completes over the summer, call the MEDMS Helpdesk to modify. Also please DO NOT choose this exit code indicating that the student has graduated if they are simply going from grade 8 to grade 9. NO N/A YES
17 Death A student whose membership is terminated because he or she died during or between regular school sessions. NO YES NO
18 Illness A student who left school due to a medical condition. In order to use this code, the student is not capable of receiving any academic instruction either in a class room setting or through tutoring. Students exited with this code will be counted as dropouts initially. If the school can show that the student meets the guidelines for this code, the department will not count the student as a dropout. The department will handle these on a case-by-case basis. YES w/conditions NO w/condition NO
19 Expulsion A student who left school involuntarily due to an expulsion approved by appropriate school authorities. This determination is valid for the length of the expulsion. If the student returns in the future, the student is still considered a dropout. This code MUST be accompanied by a matching Incident of Behavior in the Behavior Module of Infinite Campus YES NO NO
20 Reached maximum age for services A student who left school because he or she has reached the maximum age to receive instructional services allowed by federal, state, or local laws. Currently this would be used for students who are 20 years of age or more at the start of school. The start of school is defined as July 1 (see Title 24-A, Chapter 2013 § 5201.1) NO NO NO
21 Discontinued schooling A student who stops attending school for a specified length of time and is considered by the state or school to be "dropping out." If the student is of mandatory age (20-A § 5202.2), there must be an accompanied Truancy incident in the Truancy module AND this incident must have been followed through completion before a code 21 can be used (20-A § 5201-A). YES NO NO
23 Transfer to a Maine Approved High School Equivalency Program A student who has transferred to a Maine Approved High School Equivalency Program prior to the completion of his or her secondary education. This code is also to be used for students who transfer to Job Corps. YES NO NO
24 Transfer to a postsecondary education A student who has transferred to an accredited postsecondary institution prior to his or her graduation from high school. NO YES NO
25 Moved, not known to be continuing A student who has moved outside his or her attendance area and is not known to be continuing his or her elementary or secondary education. YES NO NO
26 Transfer to an approved online curriculum

A student who is enrolled in an online curriculum approved by the Department of Education. A list of the approved providers can be found here: http://www.maine.gov/education/technology/molp/approved.html. This code is NOT to be used for students attending the virtual Public Charter School, Maine Connections Academy. Students transfering to Maine Connections should be exited with a code 12.

NO YES NO
27 Transfer to a Maine approved private school

A student who transfers to a Maine approved private school. A list of approved schools can be found here: http://maine.gov/doe/schools/directories.html

NO YES NO
98 End of School Year This code is applied at the end of the school year to all students who are expected to return to the same school the next school year. If they do not, they may be deemed a dropout. NO w/conditions NO NO
99 State Reporting Field Change Exit type to be used only in conjunction with mid-year change of status of state reporting fields. This code should never be used as an end-of-year exit status. NO w/conditions N/A NO