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ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER:   26
POLICY CODE:  DB
                                                           

TO:                Superintendents of Schools

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:             April 25, 2007

RE:                 Proposed General Purpose Aid for Local Schools (GPA) Funding for FY 2007-08

The enclosed Scenario B subsidy printout (ED 281) for your unit(s) is based on the Governor’s proposed budget as indicated in Administrative Letter #24 (April 9, 2007) and as a result of revisions to the Governor’s budget based on the lowered revenue forecast for FY 2007 and FY 2008.

These preliminary amounts for the FY2007-08 year do not represent final action of the legislature and are dependent upon enactment of statutory changes included in the Governor’s revised budget. 

Answers to many frequently asked questions are provided in the enclosed fact sheet titled “FACT SHEET for use with ESTIMATED FY 2007-08 subsidy amounts – ED 281 Computation of Unit Allocation to Fund Public Schools – Scenario B”.

For additional questions regarding these estimates, please contact Jim Rier, Suzan Beaudoin or Joanne Allen of the Department of Education’s School Finance and Operations by email to jim.rier@maine.gov, suzan.beaudoin@maine.gov or joanne.allen@maine.gov 

 

Attachment: Fact Sheet

(The Proposed General Purpose Aid for Local Schools (GPA) Funding for FY 2007-08 (ED281), dated 04/24/07, is available at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools)