SAUs to stop annually filing EF-S-03 for certification, background check status

School administrative units will no longer file the EF-S-03 report for the purpose of notifying the Maine Department of Education about the status of certification and/or licenses and criminal history record checks for contracted service providers for students with disabilities. Much of the information will be entered in the NEO data system, including professional license and certificate numbers.

SAUs will continue to be responsible for ensuring that contractors are appropriately credentialed. Maine DOE will monitor credentials during the regular monitoring cycle and by a random sample of SAUs each year. SAUs should be prepared to provide evidence that contractors are appropriately credentialed and fingerprinted for the CHRC.

Any questions may be directed to the Department’s Part B Data Manager Shawn Collier at