Category Archives: Administrators

You have been challenged…the ‘Read to ME Challenge’ has launched

Maine’s First Lady launched the Read to ME Challenge this week reflecting on how she and her kids would pack their bags to go to the local library for the afternoon. “It was a routine we all looked forward to. With demands of daily life, it was sometimes difficult to find time to sit and read, but we always made it a priority.”

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Transitions suicide prevention training Feb. 25

In an effort to continue our support of Maine’s youth, Maine DOE in collaboration with Suicide Prevention Training contractor NAMI Maine, will be offering the Transitions Lessons Teacher Training on February 25. In order to attend, participants must have previously completed Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training.

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Congressional Medal of Honor Project

Teachers, administrators and community leaders are encouraged to get involved in the Maine Secretary of State Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) Project in recognizing Maine’s Medal of Honor recipients.

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Registration open for postsecondary transition conference

Special education administrators, special education high school teachers, transition coordinators and specialists, vocational rehabilitation case managers, and parents of children/students with disabilities are invited to attend a daylong conference on postsecondary transition planning.

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Celebrate school counselors Feb. 1–5

The first week of February is National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). School counselors uniquely contribute to the educational programming in our schools through comprehensively designed behavior, academic, and college and career supports. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students succeed in school and plan for a career.

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Preliminary FY 2017 State subsidy printouts available

The following Priority Notice was sent to all Maine school districts today Friday, Jan. 29.

The Department is pleased to let you know that the FY 2017 (2016-17 school year) preliminary State subsidy printouts, known as ED 279s, are now available here on our website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/eps/.

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Recertification needed in NEO Graduation Module

Please note ALL superintendents of public school districts, school administrators from 60% publicly funded private schools, and charter schools must recertify. 

Maine DOE recently discovered and promptly fixed a technical issue related to the State’s data system for calculating graduation rates. As a result, all superintendents from public school districts, school administrators from 60 percent publicly funded private schools, and public charter schools must reexamine and recertify data in NEO. We ask that this process be completed no later than Friday, Feb. 5.

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RFP issued for 21st Century Community Learning Centers program

The Maine Department of Education has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking bids from interested parties to execute comprehensive 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs in 2016-17.

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February will be full of challenges to “Read to ME”

Reading to and or with a child is sometimes taken for granted. But are you aware, the simple act of reading aloud to a child 15 minutes a day for five years results in close to 3,000 minutes of language exposure. This alone can place children on the path to high literacy achievement.

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School Revolving Renovation Fund awards

Maine DOE has awarded $7.4 million in School Revolving Renovation Fund (SRRF) loans to 13 school districts. The loans will be used to complete 37 health, safety and compliance projects at 21 schools including structural roof repairs, ADA upgrades, and hazardous material removal. A portion of each loan is considered a grant and is forgiven while the remaining balance of the loan is paid back at a zero percent interest rate.

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