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ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER # 29

POLICY CODE:JF

 

 

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

 

FROM:††††††††††† Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

 

DATE: ††††††††††† March 9, 2004

 

RE:††††† ††††††††††† April 1st Resident Enrollment Report (EF-M-12) and Reimbursement for Students Enrolled in Equivalent Instruction Programs Report (EF-M-12E)

 

††††††††††† The following April Enrollment forms are available on the Department of Educationís Website:

 

EF-M-12†††††     April 1st Resident Enrollment Report

EF-M-12E        Reimbursement for Students Enrolled in Equivalent Instruction Programs

 

These reports must be completed as of April 1 and returned no later than April 15, 2004.These forms may be downloaded from the Department of Educationís Forms Page at:

 

††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† http://www.maine.gov/education/forms/mis.htm#enroll

 

This site includes the forms, completion instructions and the necessary definitions.If you have difficulty downloading these forms, please call Patrick Dow at 624-6790 for assistance.

 

The information on these reports is utilized in the determination of State and Federal funding.Therefore, I know you understand how important it is to file these reports on time and to ensure that they are accurate.I encourage you to file the EF-M-12 report via the electronic Excel version of the form; this method improves speed and accuracy by performing many of the calculations for you.

 

If the EF-M-12 is not received by April 15, your school unitís subsidy checks will be withheld until the report is received.

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES

 

Please note that the following enrollment categories have been removed:

 

Elementary Special Education, Secondary Special Education, and Transitional Grade 1.

 

These categories have been removed so that data reporting will be consistent with No Child Left Behind and the new MEDMS student database system.

 

Please read the definitions on the forms (available on the web site listed above) for instructions about how to report these students.

 

An emailed copy of the EF-M-12 with a faxed or mailed signature page is preferred.However, the EF-M-12E spreadsheet is not supported electronically at this time and a paper copy must be mailed or faxed as usual.

 

Transfer Students or Superintendentsí Agreements Ė the Department has discontinued the use of forms EF-M-11/12a - NOTIFICATION OF TRANSFER OF STUDENTS TO ANOTHER UNIT and EF-M-11/12b - NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF STUDENTS TRANSFERRED FROM OTHER UNITS.Item 9, on the EF-M-12 April 1st Resident Enrollment Report, replaces these forms for reporting students transferred from one school administrative unit to another school administrative unit under 20-A M.R.S.A., Section 5205(6)(A).

 

        Please indicate in item 9a the number of students that have been transferred from your school administrative unit to another school administrative unit under a superintendentsí agreement.

        Please indicate in item 9b the number of students transferred to your school administrative unit from another school administrative unit under a superintendentsí agreement.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Dow in the Management Information Systems Team at 624-6790 or email patrick.dow@maine.gov 

 

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