“Communication” means any written form or filing, or other written communication.
“Electronic signature” means any electronic identifier intended by the person using it to have the same force as a manual signature.
The acceptance of an electronic signature from parents or guardians of a student is permitted. An electronic signature will have the full force and effect of a manual signature if the electronic signature satisfies the following requirements:
- It is unique to the person using it;
- It is capable of verification; and
- It confirms to all other provision of this policy.
Any electronic communication files with the district will be given the full force and effect of a paper communication if the following conditions are met:
- If the communication is an electronic filing or recording, this district agrees to accept or send such communication electronically
- If a signature is required on the communication by any statue, rule, or regulation, or other applicable law, the electronic signature on the communication conforms to Maine law.
- The electronic communication and electronic signature on that communication conforms to all other provisions of this policy.
- The superintendent or designee may, at his or her discretion, request that an original of the electronic communication, signed by hand, be forwarded to the district in a timely manner.
- The district will accept and issue electronic communications only if such communications conform to any formatting requirements associated with them.
- The superintendent or designee is authorized to establish additional rules, practices or guidelines associated with accepting electronic communications.
ADOPTED: June 14, 2011
Reviewed: June 11, 2013