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Updated: October 11, 2012
School Facilities Leased Space
PROGRAM: The Leased Space Program serves to address the need for additional classroom space due to overcrowding, enrollment fluctuations, new programs, etc. The Department of Education currently subsidizes approved temporary and interim leased space at a maximum rate of $8.00 per square foot.
Temporary instructional space consists of mobile or modular units (portables). Interim instructional space is defined as fixed space which is leased for a defined period of time.
State support for leased space (temporary or interim) can be provided for a maximum of 5 years. School administrative units may appeal to the Commissioner for an extension if this time limit causes an undue burden.
State support for lease-purchased space (temporary or interim) can also be provided for a maximum of 5 years. Lease-purchased space is leased for a defined period of time under a lease-purchase agreement which provides an option to purchase the property at the end of the lease.
School administrative units may choose to address long-term space needs by replacing approved temporary or interim leased space with permanent small instructional space. Permanent small instructional space consists of new buildings or additions to existing buildings that are secured to a permanent foundation. The Department supports conversion of state approved leases to permanent small instructional space by providing subsidy for a maximum of 10 years.
For additional details, refer to the Department of Education Rules Chapter 64 – “Maine School Facilities Program and School Revolving Renovation Fund.”
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