Proposed Rules & Rule Changes

As a state agency, the Maine Department of Education is charged with adopting rules to implement laws passed by the Maine Legislature. This page lists the rule chapters to which the Department is proposing changes and the rule chapters the Department is proposing for the first time.

This page also contains rule changes proposed by the State Board of Education. All proposed rules and rule changes below have been filed by the Maine DOE unless otherwise specified.

The Department adopts all rules in accordance with Maine's Administrative Procedure Act, which requires public and legislative notice of rulemaking and the submission of all major substantive rules to the Legislature for review and approval.

Note: A provisionally adopted rule is the version of the rule the Maine DOE sends to the Legislature for final adoption. A provisionally adopted rule has gone through a process that offers the public an opportunity to comment.

    Chapter 38

    • Rule Title: Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Maine Public Schools
    • Filing Agency: This is a rule of the Department of Education
    • Action Proposed: Rule Revised Pursuant to Resolve 2017 Chapter 38
    • Notice:
    • Public Hearing Date: None
    • Comment Deadline: December 3, 2018
    • Proposed Rule Language:  Chapter 38 Provisional Adoption

      Chapter 115

       

      Chapter 122

      • Rule Title: Grant Application and Award Procedure:  Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services
      • Filing Agency: This is a Department of Education rule
      • Action Proposed: Rule Revision
      • Notice:  Chapter 122 Notice posted October 24, 2018
      • Public Hearing: November 14, 2018  
      • Rule Language:  Chapter 122 Final Adoption
      • Effective Date:  May 12, 2019

        Chapter 132

        • Rule Title: Learning Results:  Parameters for Essential Instruction
        • Proposed TITLE CHANGE TO:  Learning Results:  Parameters for Essential Instruction and State Accountability
        • Filing Agency: This is a Department of Education rule
        • Action Proposed: Rule Revision
        • Notice:  Chapter 132 Notice posted October 24, 2018
        • Public Hearing: November 15, 2018
        • Rule Language:  Chapter 132 Final Adoption
        • Effective Date June 23, 2019

        View all Maine DOE rule chapters on the Secretary of State's website.

        Regulatory Agenda

        The Regulatory Agenda describes all of the Maine Department of Education's expected rulemaking activity for the time period of August 2018 - October 2019.  This listing of the Regulatory Agenda is prepared to comply with the Maine Administrative Procedures Act.  

        Occasionally, a Regulatory Agenda needs to be amended to include rulemaking not included in the initial yearly filing.  An Amended Regulatory Agenda of new proposed rulemaking activity was filed December 4, 2018 by the DOE.

         

        CONTACT

        Karen Kusiak
        Director of Policy and Programs
        207-624-6614
        karen.kusiak@maine.gov

        Jaci Holmes
        Federal and State Legislative Liaison
        207-624-6669
        jaci.holmes@maine.gov