The superintendent has to say yes or no. If the superintendent says no, he must respond in writing to the person who requested it. In order to ensure compliance with the law while minimizing the delay and concern of the student who wishes the transfer and his or her family, superintendents should follow the following protocol: “Transfer decisions must be based entirely on the best interests of the student (funding and other considerations do not matter)” How can funding considerations be ignored, especially for students with disabilities at high prices? Has the DOE found a mechanism to ensure that an agreement that expires by the Commissioner will not ultimately cost the district funds received that were not budgeted previously? If this is refused, parents can go to the state education commissioner who, a few years ago, regularly began to change superintendents` decisions, particularly after a 2013 change in the national status on student transfers, which broadened the scope of acceptable grounds from pedagogical reasons to “in the best interests of the student.” This amendment was passed shortly after a school choice bill was not approved by law. The superintendents notify the officer of any authorized transfers in accordance with this paragraph. If one of the superintendents decides not to accept the transmission, the superintendent provides a written description of the basis of the superintendent`s decision to the student`s parent who requests the transfer in accordance with this paragraph. [2013, about 456, No. 1 (AMD). The superintendent of the school administration unit where the student resides and the superintendent of the school administration unit in which the student wishes to attend the school must accept the transition. The transfer cannot take place if one or both of the superintendents involved reject the application. Under this exception, two superintendents may authorize the transfer of a student from one school management unit to another school administration unit (public unit only in the public unit). Before such an authorization can be agreed, two conditions must be met: the school`s administrative units are responsible for submitting a letter of agreement between the superintendent who releases a student and the superintendent who accepts the student (see Model Forms section below). If one of the superintendents decides not to accept the transmission, the superintendent provides a written description of the basis of the superintendent`s decision to the student`s parent who requests the transfer in accordance with this paragraph.
A copy of the refusal notices sent to the parents should be forwarded to the Commissioner`s office. Authorized transfers must be entered into the student information system (see detailed instructions below in the student information system reporting process). For the 2011-12 school year, there were 27 complaints from parents whose transfer requests were rejected by their superintendents, 27 complaints were filed with the Commissioner, according to David Connerty-Marin, communications director of the Maine Department of Education.