State law requires districts to implement multi-hazard practice drills (e.g., fire, lockdown, active shooter, or evacuation drills) without requiring inter-agency coordination.
Code of Maine Rules 05.071.125 Basic approval Standard: public schools and school administrative units
Section 10 School health and safety services
10.05 Student Code of Conduct
Each school administrative unit shall adopt a system-wide student code of conduct that is consistent with Standard of ethical and responsible behavior established by the Commissioner. The unit shall inform parents and students about the student code of conduct. Each school unit shall submit to the Commissioner an annual report of incidents of violent and harmful behavior by or against students in a format established by the Commissioner. The student code of conduct shall include the following:
- A) Define unacceptable student behavior;
- B) Establish Standard of student responsibility for behavior;
- C) Prescribe consequences for violation of the student code of conduct, including first-time violations, when appropriate;
- D) Describe appropriate procedures for referring students in need of special services to those services;
- E) Establish criteria to determine when further assessment of a current individual education plan is necessary, based on removal of the student from class;
- F) Establish policies and procedures concerning the removal of disruptive or violent students from a classroom or a school bus, as well as student disciplinary and placement decisions; and
- G) Establish guidelines and criteria concerning the appropriate circumstances when the superintendent may provide information to law enforcement agencies regarding an offense that involves violence committed by any person on school grounds or other school property.