School bus purchase deadline extended to Dec. 9

Note: The following notice was sent to Maine school superintendents on Dec. 6, 2011.

The School Bus Purchase Program due date has been extended from November 25, 2011 to December 9, 2011. Applications received after December 9 will be declined for Cycle FY2012-2013 Round 1 review. Also, please recall that while Round 2 review is possible during late spring, it is not guaranteed as it is subject to bus cancellations and available funding.

For your future planning, requests for school bus purchases are submitted to the Maine DOE between November 1 and November 25 annually as directed by the Uniform School Bus Standards for Pupil Transportation in Maine, Chapter 81, section 081.A.1. The School Bus Purchase Program (from EFT-17) due date and instructions continue to be posted on the Maine DOE Reporting Calendar at this link: http://www.maine.gov/education/forms/adcal/index.shtml and the Maine DOE Pupil Transportation website at this link: http://www.maine.gov/education/const/trans/home.htm.

For more information, contact Pat Hinckley, School Facilities/Transportation Specialist, at 207-624-6886 or Pat.Hinckley@maine.gov.