- Public link to 2013-14 ED279 reports
Key Factors in Enacted Funding Level:
- Normal Retirement Costs for current employees (2.65% of salaries) becomes the responsibility of SAUs beginning with salaries paid after July 1, 2013 and reported to Maine State Retirement beginning August 15, 2013 and monthly thereafter.
- The approved state budget for FY2013-14 includes $19.7 million in additional (new) GPA. The removal of many initiatives in the Governor's budget that would have provided additional funding directly to school units for specific purposes adds $8.4 million to the total amount to be redistributed to SAUs through the funding formula. Therefore the total amount of new GPA to be distributed is $28.1 million.
- The minimum special education subsidy percentage is increased from 25% to 35% for FY2013-14.
- The approved state budget also includes a provision that would allow private schools that are required to pay the normal retirement costs for their employees eligible for Maine State Retirement (2.65% of salaries) beginning in FY2013-14 to increase the maximum allowable tuition rate by an amount equal to the estimated normal costs divided by their attending pupil count.
- The newly released ED279 printouts include MaineCare Seed adjustments for some units for previously unrecovered payments for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Local Budget considerations resulting from the enactment of the state budget and new ED279's are released:
- Depending on the status of your FY2013-14 budget, you should review 20-A §1488 (Special Budget Meeting) and consult your legal counsel.
- Local Appropriations - Percentage of the local share that must be raised in order to receive full State Subsidy for FY 14 = 84.22%
- Pursuant to Title 20-A §15690 subsection 1(D)
General EPS Information
- List of EPS Matrix Positions in PDF
- 2013-14 EPS Salary Matrixes in PDF
- Regional Salary Cost Indexes by School Administrative Unit in PDF
Special Education EPS Allocation for 2013-14
Transportation EPS Operating Allocations for 2013-14
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