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.

The Department has developed an infographic to outline the rulemaking process the Department follows.

    Chapter 40

    • Rule Title: Rule for Medication Administration in Maine Schools
    • Filing Agency: This is a rule of the Department of Education
    • Action Proposed: Rule Revision Pursuant to PL 2019 Chapter 32
    • Notice:  Chapter 40 Notice posted October 9, 2019
    • Public Hearing Date: October 28, 2019
    • Comment Deadline: November 22, 2019
    • Proposed Rule Language:  Chapter 40 proposed language

      Chapter 115

        Chapter 115

        • Rule Title:  The Credentialing of Education Personnel
        • Filing Agency:  This is a State Board of Education rule
        • Action Proposed: Rule Reinstatement of May 14, 2014
        • Notice:  
        • Public Hearing:  December 16, 2019
        • Comment Period:  December 27, 2019
        • Proposed Rule Language:

         

         

        Chapter 132

         

          Chapter 180

          • Rule Title: Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems
          • Filing Agency: This is a Department of Education rule
          • Action Proposed: Rule Revision Pursuant to PL 2019 Chapter 27
          • Notice:  Chapter 180 Notice posted October 9, 2019
          • Public Hearing: October 28, 2019
          • Comment Deadline:  November 22, 2019
          • Rule Language:  Chapter 180 proposed language

          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 October 2019 - August 2020.  This listing of the Regulatory Agenda is prepared to comply with the Maine Administrative Procedures Act.  

           

          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