The June subsidy checks for General Purpose Aid for Local Schools will reflect additional adjustments for MaineCare Seed payments paid by Maine DOE on behalf of school administrative units (SAUs) for the following:
- Quarter 3 adjustments
- Corrections to Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 adjustments
- Previously unrecovered MaineCare Seed for JF Murphy billings
Detailed student reports for Quarter 3 are now available in Infinite Campus (State Edition). Please see instructions for accessing MaineCare Seed Payment Reports in Infinite Campus for more information.
Updated 2012-13 State subsidy printouts (ED279s) are available at www.maine.gov/education/data/subsidy/subsidyprintouts.htm.
To ensure accurate adjustments to subsidy, SAU staff must review student-by-student reports for Quarter 3 and report any issues on these reports no later than July 12. Please direct all questions regarding these reports to Denise Towers at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you disagree with a charge for a particular student or time period, please include the following in your email:
- Student’s State Student ID
- Service provided dates (to and from)
- The reason that you disagree with the charge along with supporting evidence. Should this inquiry result in a change to the subsidy adjustment, the revision will be reflected in later monthly subsidy checks.
We have found that a number of students are provided services during the summer. If the student was a resident of your SAU during those months, your SAU is still fiscally responsible for the MaineCare Seed, as this is considered an extended school year for these students. Students in extended school years should be enrolled during these periods to ensure accurate adjustments.
More information on MaineCare Seed payments, such as links to prior communications regarding MaineCare Seed payments, accounting instructions and instructions for accessing MaineCare Seed Payment Reports in Infinite Campus, are available at www.maine.gov/education/data/mainecareseed.htm.
- Suzan Beaudoin
School Funding & Governance Supervisor
Maine Department of Education