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Public Private Partnership


A Public/Private Partnership is a funding agreement between a Local School System (LSS) and a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) approved nonpublic special education program for the purpose of serving students with significant and intensive needs in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).  The partnership classroom or program enhances Individualized Education Program (IEP) services for students within their community.

The Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (DSE/EIS) Nonpublic Special Education Section is requesting that all applications for establishing or continuing a Public/Private Partnership be submitted by June 1, 2013.

Applications must include
    •The PPP Financial Worksheet  
    •Draft Contractual Agreement
    •Completed MSDE Nonpublic Budget Packet supporting the contract

The MSDE, DSE/EIS, Nonpublic Special Education Section will review submitted applications to determine approval status.  For approved applications received by June 1, 2013, the MSDE, DSE/EIS, will provide a preliminary notice of intent for State funding by July 1, 2013.  When an application requires additional documentation or clarification, the MSDE, DSE/EIS, Nonpublic Special Education Section will provide technical assistance. All applications and signed contracts for Public/Private Partnerships with State nonpublic funding must be on file in the MSDE, DSE/EIS Nonpublic Special Education Section office prior to the implementation of the contract, the establishment of a State fund grant, and the release of any State dollars to the LSS.

NOTE: The application form has been updated. All previous forms should be discarded.

Contact Information
Cynthia Amirault, Section Chief
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0253
Email:  camirault@msde.state.md.us
Dorothy Coleman, Education Program Specialist I
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0836
Email:  dcoleman@msde.state.md.us
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