From the Maine Department of Education
New Major Capital School Construction Application Cycle Announced
AUGUSTA – Public schools across Maine are invited to participate in the new application cycle for major school construction projects that will begin in October. The announcement that a new application cycle will begin was made at the monthly meeting of the State Board of Education on September 14. A new application cycle enables Maine public schools to apply for state support in order to undertake a major renovation or addition project, or to build a new facility.
The application will be similar to those used in the past. Applications will be posted on the Maine Department of Education’s website by October 15, 2016. An announcement will be made to alert school officials when the applications are posted.
“In consultation with the State Board of Education, the Department has determined that for the first time in six years, the time is right to open a new application cycle. The application, review, and approval process will remain consistent with the past process,” said Deputy Commissioner Bill Beardsley in announcing the new application cycle.
Notices and Reporting Items
- School Bus Purchase Report (EF-T-20: Quarter 1), due Sept. 30 (Reminder)
- School Revolving Renovation Fund Application, due Sept. 30 (Reminder)
- Gifted & Talented Annual Program Approval, due Sept. 30 (Reminder)
- Vehicle Inventory Form – Student Transportation (EFT-24), due Oct. 15
- EFM-43 Report Transportation Data for Out-of-District Special Education Students, Homeless Students, and CTE Students, due Oct. 15
- EF-M-240 Year End Report of Private Schools for Public Tuition Approval, due Oct. 15
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