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 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
  • NoticeAugust 3, 2016
  • Public Hearing:  None
  • Comment Deadline: September 2, 2016
  • Rule Language: Proposed Language

Chapter 101

  • Rule Title: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty
  • Filing Agency:┬áDepartment of Education
  • Action Proposed: Rule Revision
  • Notice: August 18, 2016
  • Public Hearing: September 8, 2016
  • Comment Deadline: October 14, 2016
  • Rule Language: Proposed Language

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: August 18, 2016
  • Public Hearing:  None
  • Comment Deadline: September 2, 2016
  • Rule Language: Proposed Changes

Chapter 221

  • Rule Title: Adult Education Administrative Cost Reimbursement
  • Filing Agency: This is a rule of the Department of Education.
  • Action Proposed: Rule Revision
  • Notice: August 18, 2016
  • Public Hearing:  September 9, 2016, 9-10 a.m. Room 500 Cross State Office Building
  • Comment Deadline: October 14, 2016
  • Rule Language: Proposed Language

Chapter 229

  • Rule Title: Adult Education Fees
  • Filing Agency: This is a rule of the Department of Education.
  • Action Proposed: Rule Revision
  • NoticeAugust 18, 2016
  • Public Hearing:  September 9, 2016, 10-11 a.m. Room 500 Cross State Office Building
  • Comment Deadline: October 14, 2016
  • Rule Language: Proposed Language

Chapter 230

  • Rule Title: Adult Education Program Requirements
  • Filing Agency: This is a rule of the Department of Education.
  • Action Proposed: Rule Revision
  • NoticeAugust 18, 2016
  • Public Hearing:  September 9, 2016, 11-12 noon Room 500 Cross State Office Building
  • Comment Deadline: October 14, 2016
  • Rule Language: Proposed Language

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