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MAXIMUS Awarded Special Education Case Management System Contract for New York City Schools

01/15/2009

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services, announced today that the New York City Department of Education has chosen its TIENET(R) special education case management system for district-wide implementation. The contract is valued at $54.9 million over five years plus two, two-year option periods.

The MAXIMUS TIENET(R) solution enables teachers and special education service providers to prepare online Individual Education Programs (IEPs) that meet both individual student’s needs and critical compliance requirements under the Individuals with Disability Education and No Child Left Behind Acts. Principals and other school personnel will be better able to access and update IEPs quickly and securely and provide up-to-date information to parents of students with disabilities.

“This contract award, which now stands as the single largest program for special education case management, represents an exciting opportunity for MAXIMUS to help improve the educational outcomes for 190,000 students with special needs in New York City,” commented MAXIMUS CEO Richard Montoni. “MAXIMUS brings to New York City Schools a successful track record of deploying our TIENET(R) system in over 300 school districts across the country, including large districts such as Chicago Public Schools. We look forward to moving ahead with the New York City Department of Education on the implementation of the new system.”

In a separate release issued yesterday by the New York City Department of Education, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein commented, “The new Special Education Student Information System represents a much-needed upgrade in how we perform vital special education activities, and demonstrates our continuing commitment to improving outcomes for our students with disabilities.”

MAXIMUS will implement the program through its Educational Services division, which is part of the Company’s Consulting Segment. The Educational Services division offers a complete set of consulting offerings and management tools for all levels of the education system, from early childhood to higher education.

MAXIMUS is a leading provider of government services and is devoted to providing health and human services program management and consulting services to its clients. The Company has more than 6,000 employees located in more than 220 offices in the United States, Canada and Australia. Additionally, MAXIMUS is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

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