The enactment of PL 2013, Chapter 506 (LD 1805), authorizes the repeal of several unfunded or burdensome mandates, including the requirement that all school administrative units use State-mandated templates and software to plan facility maintenance and capital improvement plans.
Rule Chapter 64: Maine School Facilities Program and School Revolving Renovation Fund, a joint rule of the Maine DOE and the Maine Municipal Bond Bank, governs the requirements for school administrative unit facility maintenance and capital improvement. The proposed revisions to the rule are available here.
Written comments on the proposed rule will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Oct. 24. Hand delivery can be directed to the attention of Ann Pinnette, Maine Department of Education, Burton Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, 5th Floor, Augusta; by mail to Ann Pinnette, Maine Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0023; or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.