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University of Southern Maine


Essential Programs and Services, Maine Learning Results, K-12

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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.



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