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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO:5

 

POLICY CODE:FJ

 

TO:†††††††††††††††† Superintendents of Schools

††††††††††††††††††††††† Elementary and Secondary School Principals

††††††††††††††††††††††† Facilities Managers

 

FROM:†††††††††† J. Duke Albanese, Commissioner

 

DATE:††††††††††† July 12, 2002

 

SUBJECT:††††† Deadline for Qualified Zone Academy Bonds Applications, Capital Asset Management Software Training, andMaine School Facilities Maintenance Plan

 

I am pleased to announce the following opportunities which may be of interest and useful to you and your staff regarding school facilities.

 

  1. Applications for the current round of Federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) will close on August 1, 2002. Applications can be obtained from the Department web site at www.maine.gov/education/constand information about QZABís can be obtained from: http://www.edfacilities.org/or athttp://www.ed.gov/pubs/fixschools/index.html .

 

  1. Training workshops for the Capital Asset Management (CAM) software that the State is supplying to districts to aid in managing school buildings is continuing through the summer. Sessions are planned for August 6-7, 2002 in Belfast, September (date tba) in Presque Isle, and October 1-2, 2002 in Auburn, with additional sessions added in response to demand for training . Please contact Jay Readingerat jay.readinger@state.me.us. if you are interested in CAM training for yourself or your staff.

 

  1. The Maine School Facilities Maintenance Plan (MeSFMP) draft is now posted on the Department web site at www.maine.gov/education/const/fmthome.htm . The five sections of the Plan consist of a listing of the various tasks and statutory requirements necessary to care for school buildings. This list is being converted to a format that will enable you to comply with the electronic reporting requirement (20-A MRSA Section 15918) on your progress toward meeting the standards contained in the Plan. The Department anticipates requesting responses to the MeSFMP before the end of the calendar year.

 

If you have questions about any of these opportunities please contact Jay Readinger at the Department via email at jay.readinger@state.me.us .