Reminder to districts: protocol for reviewing invoices for special education services

A reminder, as of July 1, 2015, all of Maine DOE’s contracts with agencies and persons providing special education services to state agency clients stipulate that invoices for those services be sent to the school administrative unit (SAU) responsible for the student. The SAU is responsible for reviewing those invoices to determine whether they are properly payable as described, and will then forward to the Maine DOE any invoice which the SAU found to be properly payable.

Subsequently, a committee was formed consisting of representatives of SAUs, special purpose private schools and the Maine DOE that developed a protocol for the review of invoices, which can be found here. All invoices for services provided after July 1 are subject to review in accordance with this protocol, as referenced in the Department’s original notice on May 7, available here.

For more information or questions contact the Maine DOE’s Beth Vieta at or 624-6655, or Jonathan Braff at or 624-6671.

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