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ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO.: 11
POLICY CODE: IHBA
TO: Superintendent of Schools and Special Education Directors
FROM: David Noble Stockford, Director, Office of Special Services
SUBJECT: EF-S-03 Request for Special Education Contract Approval
A copy of the EF-S-03 Request for
Special Education Contract Approval is available on the State of Maine
Department of Education website at http://www.maine.gov/education/forms/forms.htm The initial submission of the
EF-S-03 should be no later than
All contracted services for special
education, whether paid for with local or federal funds, should be reported on
your EF-S-02 at the end of the school year.
Local expenditures only
will be included for school subsidy. Only personnel recognized in the
The Office of Special Services will verify certification and licensure for each individual listed on the EF-S-03 and will notify school administrative units of any problems with service providers. Every person providing services to children must be fingerprinted in accordance with Title 20-A §6103(4-A)(B). A copy of the approved EF-S-03 will be mailed to the Director of Special Education upon verification.
You are not required to submit actual copies of individual contracts to the Office of Special Services for approval. The EF-S-03 serves as the notice of all contracts for this purpose. Contracts between the school administrative unit and the service providers must be on file at the school administrative unit, and must be kept current. The Office of Special Services will not accept contracts between school administrative units and service providers in lieu of the EF-S-03.
If you have any questions regarding the EF-S-03, please call our office at 624-6650 and ask to speak to Tom Coulombe.