An Act To Apply the Standard of Best Educational Interest to Superintendent Agreements for Transfer Students
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §5205, sub-§6, ¶¶A and B, as enacted by PL 1981, c. 693, §§5 and 8, are amended to read:
(1) They find that a transfer is in the student's best educational interest; and
(2) The student's parent approves.
The superintendents shall notify the commissioner of any transfer approved under this paragraph.
This bill clarifies the standard to be applied by superintendents when considering the transfer of a student from one school administrative unit to another by incorporating the standard set forth in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 2, which is that a student must be provided an opportunity to receive the benefits of a free public education.