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School Work Recognition Plan

Maine requires that schools develop a written plan, known as a school work recognition plan, that outlines how a student who is experiencing, or who has experienced, an education disruption will make and demonstrate progress toward achievement of learning results. Educational disruptions include, but are not limited to, placement in correctional facilities. The plan must be reviewed and updated at each receiving school to “reflect the actual educational experiences, achievement and credit or recognition granted to the student[.]”  Additional review is required for students who have transferred three or more times during a single school year. For students between 16 and 20 years old who experience education disruption, the school work recognition plan must also address what the student must do to graduate with his or her peers or within a reasonable time thereafter; if graduation within a reasonable time is not possible, the responsible school must assist the student in applying for a Department of Education diploma.

The receiving school must also assign a staff member to ensure the complete transfer of all records, grades and credits and all academic material no later than 5 school days after the student enrolls in the receiving school. Me. Rev. Stat. tit 20-A §§ 5163, 5164.