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ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER # 16

POLICY CODE:  DB

 

TO:                  Superintendent of Schools

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:             November 3, 2005

SUBJECT:       2004-05 Transportation Costs for Out-of-District Special Education Students and Homeless Students Report (EF-M-43) – Due November 18, 2005

The 2004-05 Transportation Costs for Out-of-District Special Education Students and Homeless Students Report form (EF-M-43) is now available on the Department of Education website.  This data will impact the calculation of the Essential Programs & Services Transportation Total Allocation for 2006-07 funding.

To obtain the form, please visit our website at:  http://www.maine.gov/education/forms/mis.htm#schfin  From this menu, select Transportation Costs for Out-of-District Special Education Students and Homeless Students Report (EF-M-43).  This form is an Excel workbook designed in MS Office 95, version 5.0 and has two pages:  a Cover Page and the EF-M-43 Report Page.  On the Report Page, please complete the columns labeled as follows:

Section A.  Special Education student out-of-district transportation:

Section B.  Homeless student transportation in accordance with 20-A MRSA Section 5205, sub-section 7:

All other columns will automatically calculate in the Excel workbook.  To ensure accuracy as we analyze your data, please submit the EF-M-43 Report “electronically” as an email attachment to suzan.cameron@maine.gov   If you do not complete this Report by the above due date, we will assume that your school administrative unit has no transportation costs for out-of-district special education students or homeless students.

If you need any assistance in completing the EF-M-43 Report, please contact Suzan Cameron at suzan.cameron@maine.gov

 

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