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ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER # 10
POLICY CODE:† DEB
TO:††††† ††††††††††† Superintendents of Schools
FROM: ††††††††††† J. Duke Albanese, Commissioner
DATE: ††††††††††† September 25, 2000
RE:†††††† ††††††††††† FY 2001-2002 GEOGRAPHIC ISOLATION GRANT
††††††††††† Any school administrative unit wishing to apply for consideration to be classified as geographically isolated must submit the enclosed form, EF-M-241, by October 15 of the prior fiscal year.† A copy of the form is enclosed for your use if you wish to apply for geographic isolation status in FY 2001-2002.† This form is available also from the Department of Educationís homepage (http://www.maine.gov/education/forms.htm).
††††††††††† The relevant portion of the rule is as follows:
Section 3.† Application for Geographic Isolation Status
A.††† Each school administrative unit must apply for consideration to be classified as a geographically isolated unit.† The application for geographic isolation status shall† include all documentation that is necessary for a review of the request.† This application must be received at the Department by October 15th, in order to receive adjustments for the following fiscal year.
B.††† Each school administrative unit that has been approved for geographic isolation status must annually submit to the Department, no later October 15th of each year, a letter which either† (1) affirms that the geographic isolation conditions of the school administrative unit have not changed since the prior year, or (2) details the specific changes that might affect the rating of the unit for the next year.
††††††††††† Please note that if you have already been approved for geographic isolation status in a prior year, it is not necessary to fill out the EF-M-241 again.† If you have obtained prior geographic isolation status, you only need to send us a letter as explained in section 3(B) of the rule.† The rule pertaining to the requirements for eligibility for the grant can be located at the following world-wide web address:† www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/05/chaps05.htm
††††††††††† Return the application or letter to Suzan Cameron in the Management Information Systems Team, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME† 04333-0023.† If you have any questions about geographic isolation, please call Suzan at 287-5841.