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JFC - Dropout Prevention Committee

The Superintendent shall establish a Dropout Prevention Committee to study the problem of dropouts, habitual truancy, and the need for alternative programs from kindergarten to grade 12, in accordance with the requirements of state law. The Committee shall submit a plan of action to the Board. The Committee will meet at least annually thereafter to review the plan and make recommendations to the Board as appropriate.

In the event that an appropriate member cannot be appointed, the committee will function without that member until the vacancy can be filled.

Committee Membership 
The Dropout Prevention Committee shall be composed of the following members, appointed on an annual basis:

  • A member of the Board selected by the Board;

  • A school administrator selected by the Superintendent;

  • A teacher and a school counselor selected by the teachers’ organization;

  • A parent selected by the local parent group;

  • A school attendance coordinator selected by the Superintendent;

  • A high school student selected by the Dropout Prevention Committee members;

  • An individual who has dropped out, selected by the Dropout Prevention Committee members; and

  • A community resident of the district selected by the Dropout Prevention Committee members.

The Committee shall select a chair from among its members.


Legal Reference:
20-A MRSA §§ 5001-A; 5102-5104-A

Chapter 125 (Maine Department of Education Rules)

Cross Reference: 
JEA – Compulsory Student Attendance
JHB – Habitual Truancy 


Adopted: May 18, 2009

Revised: April 27, 2020