Grant Details

Regional Education Service Centers (Maine)

 
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    CFDA#

    None
     

    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology

    Authority

    Maine Department of Education

    Summary

    A school management and leadership center shall provide administrative and education functions in accordance with Chapter 123: "School Management and Leadership Centers - At-A Glance" and shall function as an extension of the member school administrative units and associate members of the school management and leadership center. A member school administrative unit of the school management and leadership center cannot transfer the responsibility for providing the opportunity of a free public education to each of its students or a free, appropriate education to each of its students with a disability as required by this Title or by federal law.

    Leadership center's functions, programs and services may include but are not limited to the following:
    • Accounting, payroll and financial management services and procurement;
    • Transportation, transportation routing and vehicle maintenance;
    • Reporting functions;
    • Special education programs and administration;
    • Gifted and talented programs and administration;
    • Alternative education programs and administration;
    • Substitute teachers and staff augmentation;
    • Technology and technology support;
    • Food service planning and purchasing;
    • Energy management and facilities maintenance;
    • Regional school leadership academies;
    • L. Staff training and professional development;
    • Shared educational programs or staff;
    • Shared support service programs;
    • Educational programs such as summer school, extended school year, tutoring, advanced placement and other programs that serve students and improve student achievement;
    • Shared extracurricular or co-curricular programs; and
    • Superintendent services.
    Categories of services of school management and leadership center. The following are the categories of services that a school administrative unit that is a member of a school management and leadership center pursuant to chapter 123 may purchase for funding purposes under section 3806.
    • Category 1, appropriate instructional services in the least restrictive settings that comply with federal regulations and state rules, including: (1) Special education programs and administration; (2) Gifted and talented programs and administration; (3) Alternative education programs and administration; (4) Shared educational programs or staff; and (5) Educational programs such as summer school, extended school year, tutoring, advanced placement and other programs that serve students and improve student achievement.
    • Category 2, education support services, including the following services: (1) Substitute teachers and staff augmentation; (2) Technology and technology support; (3) Staff training and professional development; (4) Regional school leadership academies; (5) Shared support services programs; and (6) Shared extracurricular or cocurricular programs.
    • Category 3, central office services, including the following services: (1) Accounting, payroll, financial management services and procurement; (2) Reporting functions; (3) Food service planning and purchasing; and (4) Superintendent services.
    • Category 4, facilities and transportation system services, including the following services: (1) Transportation, transportation routing and vehicle maintenance; and (2) Energy management and facilities maintenance.
     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    "School management and leadership center" means a multi-service agency established and operated exclusively for the purposes of developing, managing and providing services or programs to 2 or more members pursuant to section 3802, subsection 2 and may include associate members pursuant to section 3802, subsection 3. A "school management and leadership center" is a political subdivision pursuant to section 3802, subsection 7.

    Contacts

    Jennifer G. Pooler

    Jennifer G. Pooler
    23 State House Station
    Augusta', ME 04333-0023
    (207) 624-6600
     

  • Eligibility Details

    The commissioner shall determine that a school administrative unit is eligible for a school management and leadership center allocation if according to its school management and leadership center inter local agreement pursuant to section 3801, subsection 3, the school administrative unit purchases at least 2 different services covering a total of at least 2 different categories from the school management and leadership center.

    Membership in a particular school management and leadership center does not require the member to be physically located in the school management and leadership center's geographic boundary.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are accepted throughout the year.

    Award Details

    The commissioner shall determine 9 to 12 geographic areas for the establishment of each school management and leadership center. A school management and leadership center may:
    • Borrow funds in anticipation of a members payment of its share of the school management and leadership center budget. Such borrowing: (1) Must be repaid within one year; and (2) May not at any time exceed 3/4 of the school management and leadership center's annual approved budget;
    • Expend available funds to pay debt service, security and maintenance costs; and
    • Accept and expend funds from state, federal and other sources and expend those funds on behalf of the members.
    Funding to Regional Center
    • Direct state funding for start-up costs (must provide services in at least 2 different categories)
      • 55% Executive Director salary and benefits
      • 100% accounting and payroll system
      • 100% student information system
    • Funding from Members
      • Membership fees for core services (change fees)
      • Revenues from sale of services to members and nonmembers
    • Funding Members
      • Additional State funding through EPS formula
        • Ongoing per pupil amount; school boards, elections, and central office



     

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