Sections
Chapter 1 General Provisions 1 – 12
Chapter 3 Department of Education 201 – 263
Chapter 5 State Board of Education 401 – 406
Chapter 9 Public Broadcasting 851 – 853
Chapter 13 the Student Information Privacy Act 951 – 953

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 20-A > Part 1

  • accumulated contributions: includes as much of the employer's contribution in the Retirement Allowance Fund as is needed to reach 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Actuary: means the individual or the organization designated by the board to be the technical advisor to the board under section 17107. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjudication: means a finding by a court that a person has committed a traffic infraction and includes the acceptance by the clerk of the violations bureau or any judicial division of an answer of not contested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Adult education: means education programs primarily operated for individuals beyond the compulsory school ages and administered by school administrative units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Agency: means any office or any place of business of a foreign bank located in any state of the United States at which credit balances are maintained incidental to or arising out of the exercise of banking powers, checks are paid, or money is lent, but at which deposits may not be accepted from persons who are citizens or residents of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1311
  • Aggregate student data: means data that is not personally identifiable and that is collected or reported at the group, cohort or institutional level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Alcohol level: means either grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Alternative education program: means a program in which the primary purpose is to provide at-risk students with curricula and assessment in a setting designed to effectively meet the student's academic, social and relational needs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Alternative learning: means an educational option that a public school or publicly supported program offers at-risk students by offering some combination of the following: alternative education programs; small class size; flexible scheduling; relevant alternative curricula and assessment; mentoring adults; skilled teachers; a focus on social, emotional and relationship skills; collaboration among home, school and social service agencies; and any other measures designed to accommodate the needs of at-risk students. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Amusement ride: means a device or combination of devices or elements that carry, convey or direct a person over or through a fixed or restricted course or within a defined area for the primary purpose of amusement or entertainment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Amusement ride inspector: means an amusement ride inspector employed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Amusement show: includes but is not limited to a carnival, thrill show, ice show and rodeo. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Approved private school: means a private school approved for attendance purposes under chapter 117. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Association: means the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association created under section 4436. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4435
  • ASTM standards: means standards for amusement rides established by American Society for Testing and Materials International or a successor organization and adopted by the commissioner by rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • At-risk student: means a student who:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board: means the Kim Wallace Adaptive Equipment Loan Program Fund Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 371
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004-F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board of directors: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Bond: means a revenue obligation security, bond, note, debenture, certificate or other evidence of indebtedness of the State or any political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 361
  • Branch: means any office or any place of business of a foreign bank located in any state of the United States at which deposits are received. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1311
  • Carryforward: means that portion of the state ceiling for any calendar year which is unallocated to specific bond issues during that calendar year and which is available to be carried forward to be used in later years under the United States Code, Title 26. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 361
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the commissioner's designee, except that when the term "commissioner and only the commissioner" is used, the term applies only to the person appointed Commissioner of Health and Human Services and not to any designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Community school district: means a state-approved unit of school administration composed of more than one municipality or school administrative district which may provide public education for any combination of kindergarten through grade 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Cooperative board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a career and technical education region. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Courses of study: means the courses of study for the elementary and secondary schools that are in alignment with the system of learning results as established in section 6209 and consistent with the requirements of this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-B Sec. 1001
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • deposits: includes credit union share accounts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • District board of trustees: means a body with statutory powers and duties for a community school district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • District school committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a community school district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • drugs: includes any natural or artificial chemical substance that, when taken into the human body, can impair the ability of the person to safely operate a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Earnable compensation: includes :  
    (1) Workers' compensation benefits;  
    (2) Maintenance, if any;  
    (3) Any money paid by an employer to a 3rd party under a tax sheltered annuity contract or a deferred compensation plan for the future benefit of an employee provided that the money is not derived from amounts excluded from earnable compensation by paragraph B; and  
    (4) Pick-up contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Elementary student: means a student enrolled in an elementary school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Eligible student: means a student who has reached 18 years of age or who is attending a postsecondary educational institution. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • failed to submit to a test: means failure to comply with the duty to submit to and complete a chemical test under section 2521 or 2525. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Federal branch: means a branch of a foreign bank established and operating pursuant to Section 4 of the federal International Banking Act of 1978. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1311
  • Federal formula: means the formula or formulas for allocation of the state ceiling now or hereafter established under the United States Code, Title 26. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 361
  • Foreign bank: includes foreign commercial banks, foreign merchant banks and other foreign institutions that engage in usual banking activities in connection with the banking business in the countries where the foreign institutions are organized or operating. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • health insurance: means insurance of human beings against bodily injury, disablement or death by accident or accidental means, or the expense thereof, or against disablement or expense resulting from sickness, and every insurance appertaining thereto, including provision for the mental and emotional welfare of human beings by defraying the costs of legal services only to the extent provided for in chapter 38. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 704
  • highway: means a public way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Home state: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Homeless student: means a person eligible to attend elementary or secondary school pursuant to section 5201 who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Host state: means a state, other than the home state of an out-of-state financial institution, national bank or federal association, in which the financial institution maintains a branch or seeks to establish and maintain a branch. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Ignition interlock device: means a device that connects a breath analyzer to a motor vehicle's ignition system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Joint committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for implementing a contract for secondary education under chapter 115. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • Kindergarten: means a one-year or 2-year childhood education program, for children at least 5 years of age, immediately prior to grade one. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Law enforcement officer: means a person who by virtue of public employment is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • License: includes , but is not limited to, a nonresident operating privilege and the privilege of a person to apply for or obtain a license or permit to operate a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Maine agency: means an agency of a foreign bank located in this State and established and operating pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1311
  • Maine branch: means a branch of a foreign bank located in this State and established and operating pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1311
  • Maine foreign bank: means a foreign bank that operates a Maine branch or Maine agency and for which Maine is the home state, in accordance with Section 5 of the federal International Banking Act of 1978. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1311
  • Maine representative office: means a representative office located in this State and established and operating pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1311
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 423, subchapter 2, or chapter 425, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Membership: means active participation in the program of a school from the date of enrollment to the time the student withdraws or is absent from the school for 10 consecutive days for reasons other than illness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 15001
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively on railroad tracks, but does not include:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Municipal school unit: means a state-approved unit of school administration composed of a single municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Newly incurred capital outlay and debt service: means capital outlay and debt service costs for a school construction project approved for funding by the voters on or after June 1, 1998. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Nonresident: means a person whose legal residence is not in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Operator: means an individual having direct control of the starting, stopping or speed of an amusement ride. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Operator: means an individual who drives or is in control of a vehicle or who is exercising control over or steering a towed vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Operator: means any entity other than the department, school administrative unit or school to the extent that the entity:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • OUI: means operating under the influence of intoxicants or with an excessive alcohol level under section 2411, 2453, 2453-A, 2454, 2456, 2457 or 2472. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • OUI offense: means an OUI conviction or suspension for failure to submit to a test. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Out-of-state: means a foreign country or a state other than this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Owner: means a person who owns or leases or manages the operation of an amusement ride. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • Parent: means a parent, guardian or legal guardian. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Parking area: means an area designed for use as access or parking for patrons and customers of establishments to which the public is invited. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Participating local district: means a local district that has approved the participation of its employees in the Participating Local District Retirement Program of the retirement system under section 18201. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, fiduciary, trust, estate or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Pick-up contributions: means member contributions to the retirement system which are assumed and paid by the employer through a reduction of members' salaries for services rendered, in accordance with the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 414(h), in lieu of employee contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Previous education unit: means a state-approved unit of school administration that was responsible for operating or constructing public schools prior to the reorganization of school administrative units pursuant to chapter 103-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Principal: means the person who supervises the operation and management of a school and school property as determined necessary by the superintendent under policies established by the school board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Private school: means an academy, seminary, institute or other private corporation or body formed for educational purposes covering kindergarten through grade 12 or any portion thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Private school approved for tuition purposes: means a private school approved for the receipt of public funds under sections 2951 to 2955. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Public preschool program: means a program offered by a public elementary school pursuant to chapter 203 that provides instruction to children who are 4 years of age, including but not limited to a Head Start program that is approved as a component of the public preschool program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Public school: includes :  
    (1) Any public school conducted within the State under the authority and supervision of a duly elected board of education, superintending school committee or school directors; and  
    (2) Any school which received any direct state aid in 1950 and municipal tuition funds amounting to at least the amount of that state aid during 1950. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Public school: means a school that is governed by a school board of a school administrative unit and funded primarily with public funds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Public way: means a way, owned and maintained by the State, a county or a municipality, over which the general public has a right to pass. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Publicly supported secondary school: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Qualifying borrower: means any individual, for-profit or nonprofit corporation or partnership which demonstrates that the loan will assist one or more persons with disabilities to improve their independence or become more productive members of the community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 371
  • Regional school unit: means the state-approved unit of school administration as established pursuant to chapter 103-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Regional school unit board: means the board of directors that is the governing body with statutory powers and duties of a regional school unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Registration: means the registration certificate, plates and renewal devices pertaining to the registration of a vehicle, including temporary registered gross weight increases. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Representative office: means any office of a foreign bank that is located in any state and is not a federal branch, federal agency, state branch, state agency or subsidiary of a foreign bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 1311
  • Resident: means a person who has declared or established residency in this State or has been domiciled in this State for a period of at least 30 days, except for persons in compliance with section 109, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Residential placement: includes the placement in any children's home licensed pursuant to Title 22, chapter 1669, including:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement allowance: means the retirement payments to which a member is or may be entitled as provided in this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Rider: includes a customer of an amusement ride who is waiting in the vicinity to get on the amusement ride and a departing customer who is still in the vicinity of the amusement ride. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 8 Sec. 471
  • School administrative district: means a state-approved unit of school administration, composed of one or more municipalities which must provide public education to all public school students in the district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • School board: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • School committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a municipal school unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • School union: means a union composed of school administrative units joined for the purpose of providing joint administrative services, including a joint superintendent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Secondary student: means a student enrolled in a secondary school. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Solid waste energy project: means a project designed to convert solid waste to electricity or steam. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 361
  • Special school district: means a school district created by private and special law for the purpose of constructing or adding to school buildings, but which does not have the authority or responsibility for operating public schools. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • State agency client: means a child of eligible school age who is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • State ceiling: means the annual dollar volume cap on the issuance of tax-exempt bonds now or hereafter imposed on the State and its agencies and governmental subdivisions by the United States Code, Title 26. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 361
  • State employee: means any regular classified or unclassified officer or employee in a department, any employee of the Maine Community College System except those who make the election provided underTitle 20-A, section 12722, any employee of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf except as provided inTitle 20-A, section 7407, subsection 3-A, any employee of the Maine Military Authority, any employee of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, any employee of the Maine Port Authority, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who on June 30, 2009 is an employee of the Public Utilities Commission energy efficiency or renewable energy programs who elects to remain a state employee, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who accepts employment with the Efficiency Maine Trust prior to July 1, 2010 who was a state employee immediately prior to accepting such employment who elects to remain a state employee and any employee transferred from the Division of Higher Education Services to the Finance Authority of Maine who elects to be treated as a state employee, but does not include:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • State valuation: means the value certified to the Secretary of State as provided inTitle 36, section 305, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • State-assigned student identifier: means the unique student identifier assigned by the State to each student, which may not be and may not include the student's social security number in whole or in part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Student data: means information that is collected and maintained at the individual student level in this State, including, but not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Student personally identifiable information: means student data that, alone or in combination, is linked to a specific student and would allow a reasonable person who does not have knowledge of the relevant circumstances to identify the student. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Subdistrict: means a geographic area which is a subdivision of a school administrative district for election purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 9-B Sec. 131
  • Superintendent: means the person in a school administrative unit or school union appointed and having the authority and responsibility under this Title and other applicable statutes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Targeted advertising: includes advertising to a student at an online location based upon a single search query without collection and retention of a student's online activities over time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 952
  • Tax-exempt bond: means a bond the interest on which is not included in the gross income of the owners for federal income tax purposes pursuant to the United States Code, Title 26, Section 103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 361
  • Teacher: includes a person who is on a one-year leave of absence from a position as a teacher and is participating in the education of prospective teachers by teaching and supervising students enrolled in college-level teacher preparation programs in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • test: means a test or tests used to determine alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite by analysis of blood, breath or urine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, bicycles and other conveyances either singly or together using public way for travel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Traffic infraction: means any violation of any provision of this Title, or of any rules established under this Title, not expressly defined as a crime or as a civil violation and otherwise not punishable by incarceration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Under the influence of intoxicants: means being under the influence of alcohol, a drug other than alcohol, a combination of drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 2401
  • Union committee: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school union. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Vehicle: means a device for conveyance of persons or property on a way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Way: means the entire width between boundary lines of a road, highway, parkway, street or bridge used for vehicular traffic, whether public or private. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101