Maine - Family Engagement Plans: Policy or Plan Requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.

Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Education Part 3 Elementary and Secondary Education Chapter 203 Elementary Schools Subchapter 2 Early Childhood Educational Plans for Children in Preschool to Grade 2 4252. Program

The initiatives local units may elect to develop may include, but not be limited to, one or more of the following:

  • 1. Class size. Reduce the class size in all classrooms;
  • 2. Teacher training. Provide training programs for teachers in screening, educational diagnosis, program prescription or program development;
  • 3. Screening. Establish or expand preschool or early childhood screening programs and the development of individualized educational prescription based on the findings of the screening;
  • 4. Programs for children 4 years of age and 5 years of age. Encourage the development of public preschool programs or 2-year kindergartens in conformity with section 5201, subsection 2, paragraph C and other appropriate programs to address the needs of children 4 years of age and 5 years of age;
  • 5. Multigrade classrooms. Establish classroom units of more than one grade level;
  • 6. Learning environment. Develop a learning environment which would encourage each student to learn and progress at that student’s own functional level;
  • 7. Transition. Facilitate the transition of children from preschool programs to public school programs;
  • 8. .Family outreach. Provide family outreach and support programs designed to improve parent-school relations and parenting skills;

Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Education Part 1 General Provisions Chapter 3 Department of Education Subchapter 2 Commissioner 254. Educational Duties

The commissioner shall have the following educational duties.

  • 16. Parental involvement initiatives. The commissioner shall strongly encourage each school board to adopt local procedures for implementing a districtwide parental involvement initiative as school board policy in accordance with section 255, subsection 6.

Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Education Part 3 Elementary and Secondary Education Chapter 206 Elementaryand Secondary Schools Subchapter 1 Basic School Approval 4502. School approval requirements

  1. Other requirements. The state board and the commissioner shall jointly adopt basic school approval rules governing school administrative units and elementary and secondary schools. These rules must set minimum requirements in the following areas, incorporating such requirements as are established by statute:
    • P. Provision of family outreach and support programs designed to improve parent-school relations and parenting skills consistent with section 4252, subsection 8.
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