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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO:  40

POLICY CODE:  GCFC

 

TO:               Superintendents of Schools

FROM:          Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:           October 19, 2006

SUBJECT:     Chapter 007 – Implementation of the Essential Programs and Services Funding Model

The Department of Education is proposing rules for Chapter 007 -Implementation of the Essential Programs and Services funding model established in 20-A-MRSA Chapter 606B, pertaining to targeted funding for technology, implementation of a standards-based system, and the costs of additional investments in educating children in kindergarten to grade 2.

The proposed rule establishes the procedures for compliance with State requirements for a school administrative unit’s plans for use of the targeted funds for technology, implementation of a standards-based system,  and the costs of additional investments in educating children in kindergarten to grade 2.

A copy of the proposed rule is available at:  http://www.maine.gov/education/rulechanges.htm

A public hearing will be held on the proposed rule as follows:

Monday, November 13, 2006 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., First Floor, Room 103, Burton M. Cross State Office Building, Augusta, Maine.

Individuals may participate in the hearing simultaneously using the Department’s Interactive Distance Learning Network from the following ATM locations:  Presque High School,
MSAD # 1, Presque Isle; Bangor Public Library, Bangor; Falmouth High School, Falmouth.

Written comments will be considered if received in the Department of Education by 5:00 p.m., November 23, 2006. This can be accomplished by: delivering them to the receptionist on the 5th Floor of the Burton M. Cross State Office Building; mailing them to Jim Rier, Team Leader/Policy Director, Management Information Systems, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0023; faxing them to Jim Rier at 207-624-6791; or e-mailing them to jim.rier@maine.gov.

We encourage public participation in this rule-making process.

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