Laws & Regulations

Laws and Regulations for those who care for children with special needs under age five and in school.
 

Part B 619 Proposed Legislation Information Center

Part B/619 Transition Committee Recommendations (December 11,2017)

ECTA Executive Summary of Regional Stakeholder Meetings

In October of 2019, at MDOE’s request, Technical Assistance personnel from the IDEA Early Child Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) facilitated seven regional stakeholder groups to gain additional understanding of SAUs’ perspective on the proposed transition of the transfer of responsibility for special education services for children, ages 3 to 5, to the public schools. ECTA’s Executive Summary of those meetings provides regional and statewide detail regarding both the opportunities and challenges that the proposed transition presents.

By design and necessity, the size of the regional groups was limited and primarily consisted of SAU representatives. However, MDOE and CDS acknowledge that the input of stakeholders, other than SAU representatives who participated in the regional meetings, is exceptionally valuable in developing a comprehensive understanding of complex variables that must be considered.

Interested parties are encouraged to email their input to CDSStateDirector@maine.gov using "Stakeholder Feedback" as the subject. A synthesis of input received will be posted to this site prior to the January Legislative session and will be provided to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs for their consideration.