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The Guide to Special Education in Maine

Chapter 12: Reference Materials

Quick Reference for Timelines

There are 4 different kinds of "days" found in law that are used in reference to Timelines:

  1. Calendar - any day of the year
  2. Business - Monday - Friday excluding holidays
  3. School - when school is in session
  4. Business Including Holidays - Monday - Friday including holidays

 

Timeline for Request for Student Records
School responds to request for student records no more than 45 days after request. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Written Referral for Special Education
School provides parental consent form 15 school days after receipt of the written referral. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Parent Consent Form
School provides consent form within 15 school days of written referral. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Evaluations
Evaluations recommended by PET completed and PET reconvened within 45 school days. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Independent Educational Evaluations
School responds to written parent request for IEE within 30 school days. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Prior Notice of PET Meeting
School shall provide 7 days prior. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for PET Minutes
PET minutes will be sent from school to parent(s) and requesting PET member within 21 school days. Timeline Graphic

Timeline to Receive Copy of IEP
A complete copy of the IEP will be sent from school to parent(s) within 21 school days. Timeline Graphic

Timeline to Implement IEP
IEP will be implemented within 30 days. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Superintendent Complaint
Process needs to be completed within 30 days from receipt of the written request. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Complaint Investigation
Complaint Investigation must be completed within 60 days from receipt of the written request. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Pre-Hearing & Hearing
Pre-Hearing and Hearing should be completed within 30 days from receipt of the written request unless an extension is granted by the hearing officer. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Hearing Descision
Hearing Decision should be issued within 45 days from receipt of the written request, but may not be more than 60 days from the request of the hearing except by mutual consent. Timeline Graphic

Timeline for Expedited Hearing
Expedited Hearing must be completed within 45 days from receipt of the written request. Timeline Graphic

 

 

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