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 13

Chapter 23

  • Rule Title: Collection of Staff Information
  • Filing Agency: This is a rule of the Department of Education.
  • Action Proposed: Repeal and Replace Rule
  • Notice: Published on Oct. 28, 2015
  • Public Hearing:  None
  • Comment Deadline: December 4, 2015
  • Rule Language: Proposed Changes

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
  • Notice: Published Oct. 15, 2015
  • Public Hearing: November 2, 2015
  • Comment Deadline: November 20, 2015
  • Rule Language: Provisional Adoption

Chapter 41

  • Rule Title: Offering Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated Defibrillator in Maine Public Schools
  • Filing Agency: This is a rule of the Department of Education.
  • Action Proposed: New Rule
  • NoticePublished Dec. 17, 2015
  • Public Hearing:  None
  • Comment Deadline: January 15, 2016
  • Rule Language: Proposed Language

Chapter 45

  • Rule Title: Rule for Vision and Hearing Screening in Maine Schools
  • Filing Agency: This is a rule of the Department of Education.
  • Action Proposed: Rule Revision
  • Notice: Published Oct. 15, 2015
  • Public Hearing: November 2, 2015
  • Comment Deadline: November 20, 2015
  • Rule Language: Proposed Changes           

Chapter 101

Chapter 124

Chapter 126 / 261

  • Rule Title: Immunization Requirements for School Children
  • Filing Agency: This is a joint rule of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Action Proposed: Rule Revision
  • Notice: Dec. 30, 2015
  • Public Hearing:  None
  • Comment Deadline: Jan. 9, 2016
  • Rule Language: Proposed Changes   

Chapter 176

  • Rule Title: Rule Governing the Child Development Services State Intermediate Educational Unit’s Contracting for Evaluations, Early Intervention Services, and Special Education and Related Services
  • Filing Agency: This is a rule of the Department of Education.
  • Action Proposed: New Rule
  • Notice: Published on Oct. 28, 2015
  • Public Hearing: November 9, 2015
  • Comment Deadline: December 4, 2015
  • Rule Language: Proposed Language            

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