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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

2011

School Funding - Essential Programs and Services (EPS)

Essential Programs and Services

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Analysis Of The Essential Programs And Services Systemwide Cost Components: System Administration Operations And Maintenance, David L. Silvernail Phd, James E. Sloan, Amanda Bailey Mar 2011

Analysis Of The Essential Programs And Services Systemwide Cost Components: System Administration Operations And Maintenance, David L. Silvernail Phd, James E. Sloan, Amanda Bailey

School Funding - Essential Programs and Services (EPS)

In the original work of the EPS task force, the members concluded that the actual expenditures for these two systemwide EPS components were adequate. Thus, they set the cost of the two components to be actual expenditures. Accordingly, expenditures for these two components have been inflated each year using a CPI, and these cost figures have been used in establishing yearly EPS allocations.

As required by the statute, the System Administration and Operations and Maintenance EPS components were reviewed and updated in 2007-08. But these cost figures were revised as part of the school district reorganization law. The system administration ...


Analysis Of The Essential Programs And Services Limited English Proficiency (Lep) Cost Component, David L. Silvernail Phd, Ida A. Batista Feb 2011

Analysis Of The Essential Programs And Services Limited English Proficiency (Lep) Cost Component, David L. Silvernail Phd, Ida A. Batista

School Funding - Essential Programs and Services (EPS)

The first scheduled review of the LEP component was conducted in 2007-08, with an additional review conducted in 2008-09, as requested by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Services. This report describes the results of the regularly scheduled 2010-11 review.


The History And Developments Of Maine’S Essential Programs And Services Program, David L. Silvernail Phd Jan 2011

The History And Developments Of Maine’S Essential Programs And Services Program, David L. Silvernail Phd

School Funding - Essential Programs and Services (EPS)

The goal of this report is to describe the history, development and current status of one of the key components of Maine’s school funding formula; that is, the Essential Programs and Services cost determination portion of the formula. This report describes the history and the development of the EPS cost determination portion of the formula, and describes how the costs are currently calculated. Descriptions of the second and third major changes in the school funding formula appear in separate materials which are being developed by the Maine Department of Education.