Admin Letter: Special Purpose Private School Tuition Rates

Administrative Letter Number: 5
Policy Code: BG/CH
To: Superintendents of Schools, Business Managers/Bookkeepers
From: William H. Beardsley, Deputy Commissioner
Date: October 24, 2016
Re: Special Purpose Private School Tuition Rates

Pursuant to 20-A M.R.S. §7302, the Maine Department of Education Special Services team has established rates for the 2017 state fiscal year.

Special purpose private schools shall only bill for education costs for those days when a child is in attendance.

These rates are retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year. Rates were determined by analyzing expenditure report budgets submitted for the previous year for all special purpose private schools and represent the maximum amount each special purpose private school may charge per day.  Please click here to view a PDF version of the current complete rate chart. If there are further questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact:  Edward Fournier, Coordinator of Finance and Data – Special Services, at or 624-6845 or  Jonathan Braff, Coordinator for State Agency Clients, at or 624-6671.