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An Act To Support Maine Students Who Are Dependents of Current or Former Members of the Military: LD1705
Advance Enrollment, In-State Tuition Continuity, Purple Star School Program, Virtual School Enrollment
Chapter 228 of the laws of 2021 establishes a Purple Star Schools Program administered by the Department of Education to recognize school administrative units that provide strong services and support for military-connected students and their families. The law also provides for enrollment in a specific public school or school program by a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces who has received military orders to relocate to Maine, including a virtual school. The law further provides for in-state tuition continuity for service members, spouses and dependents of active duty sponsors who are assigned to duty out of the state at the University of Maine, the Maine Community College system and the Maine Maritime Academy.
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