Special purpose private schools daily education rates set

Corrections have been made to the Special Purpose Private School daily education rates that were published on Sept. 26, 2012. An asterisk (*) next to the SPPS represents a change to the previously published information.

 SPSS may charge less than the established daily education rate but cannot charge SAUs or the Department more than the rate established below.

The Maine Department of Education sets the daily education rate for all approved “special purpose private schools” each year. Below are the daily education rates for the 2012-13 school year.

The following special purpose private schools do not bill MaineCare for special education-related services. Plans for providing special education-related services listed on a student’s IEP are made individually with each sending school administrative unit.

Education Daily Rate
Aucocisco $164
*Central Aroostook ARC $181
Future Builders $197
MapleStone $159
Saco Island School $189
Seton School $260

The following special purpose private schools do bill MaineCare for special education-related services. The seed/match portion of the MaineCare payment to special purpose private schools is deducted from the sending school administrative unit’s state subsidy on a quarterly basis. Details regarding the seed/match process can be found at http://mainedoenews.net/2012/08/16/mainecare-seed-match-procedures/. As this is a fee-for-service system, each student’s charge will vary according to his or her IEP.

Education Daily Rate
Androscoggin Learning & Technical Center $195
Central Maine Learning Center $202
Good Will Hinckley $275
KidsPeace New England $270
Margaret Murphy Foundation $218
ME Special Ed/Mental Health Collaborative $209
*Merrymeeting – Achieve $184
*Merrymeeting Center for Child Development $299
Morrison Development Center $276
NFI – Beacon $216
NFI – Dodge $225
NFI – Sidney $246
NFI – Stetson $192
Renaissance School $254
Spurwink $234
Stillwater Academy $252
Sweetser – Belfast $170
Sweetser – Experiential $  94
Sweetser – Saco $276

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Connolly, director of State Agency Client Program, at nancy.connolly@Maine.gov or 624-6671.