Filing SOI 2022 - Recent Updates and New Changes

Recent Updates and What You Should Know When Filing an SOI in 2022:

  1. SOI VOTE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Current vote documentation is required with all SOI submissions (no change to prior requirements) 
  • All required vote documentation must be uploaded in the SOI system in order to submit an SOI
    • The MSBA encourages districts to schedule the required vote(s) as outlined below well in advance of the Accelerated Repair Program’s SOI filing period closure on Friday, March 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM, and the Core Program’s SOI filing period closure on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 11:59 PM, in order to upload the vote documentation and SOI(s) within the filing period, which begins Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM.

Cities and Towns must submit the following vote documentation:

  • Vote of the municipal governing body (i.e., City Council/Board of Aldermen/Board of Selectmen/equivalent governing body) authorizing the Superintendent of Schools to submit the SOI: and 
  • Vote of the School Committee authorizing the Superintendent of Schools to submit the SOI (meeting minutes are no longer required)  

Regional School Districts must submit the following vote documentation: 

  • Vote of the Regional School Committee authorizing the Superintendent of Schools to submit the SOI. 

2. When filing an SOI for the Core Program, if the district selects “Yes” to the consolidation question listed on the first page of the SOI, the district should specify which facility(ies) the district is interested in consolidating and file an SOI for that/those facility(ies).