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INFORMATIONAL LETTER:  19

POLICY CODE:  KLL

 

TO:                 Superintendents of Schools

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:             August 24, 2006

RE:                 The Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services--Public Law 2005, c.2 SectionD-63; c. 386 Section E-1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
For School Year 2006-2007

The Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services was established in order to provide funding to school administrative units and municipalities that can demonstrate:

  • significant and sustainable savings in the cost of delivering educational services and        

  • improved student achievement

through changes in:

  • governance or

  • administrative structure or

  • adopted policy

that result in:

  • collaboration in the performance of administrative functions or

  • collaboration in the delivery of  educational services or

  • enhanced regional delivery of educational services or service support systems or

  • broad-based purchasing alliances

Applications will be accepted for:

  • planning or seeding of a proposed change(s) or

  • implementing a proposed change(s)

Applications will be:

  • accepted on a rolling, “first come, first served” basis until the fund is depleted

  • approved by the Commissioner if the demonstration described above is made       

  • funded up to $30,000 each until the funding is depleted

Funds will be distributed under standardized State Agreements with the Department.

Funding for the 2006-2007 school year totals $300,000. 

 

APPLICATION

To apply for funding, interested school administrative districts and municipalities must submit a letter, from the Superintendent to the Commissioner of Education, that contains the following four parts, clearly defined:

  1. grant project description, demonstrating the elements required (see Description above)

  2. grant project timeline for planning and/or implementation activities

  3. participants in the grant project

  4. grant project budget

Please note:  the application requires a letter from the Superintendent to the Commissioner of Education.  However, if you have questions about this program and/or application process, please contact Jim Rier by phone at 624-6790 or via e-mail jim.rier@maine.gov