In accordance with Public Law 2013, Chapter 1, $18.5 million of the June 2013 State school subsidy payment has been deferred until after July 1. School administrative units (SAUs) should record the deferred portion as an accounts receivable.
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The June subsidy checks for General Purpose Aid for Local Schools will reflect additional adjustments for MaineCare Seed payments paid by Maine DOE on behalf of school administrative units (SAUs) for the following:
- Quarter 3 adjustments
- Corrections to Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 adjustments
- Previously unrecovered MaineCare Seed for JF Murphy billings
Falmouth High School awarded the first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, known as STEM, diploma endorsements in the state of Maine to 18 of its 189 graduates this year. A STEM endorsement recognizes motivated students who have chosen to devote a significant amount of time and effort to pursuing an extensive course load of STEM-oriented work consisting of electives, extended learning opportunities and a related job shadow and senior project.
Maine DOE will provide evidence-based autism team training during the 2013-14 academic year for 15 school-based teams that represent educators working with children with autism. Members of the teams should include general and special educators, related services staff and general and special education administrators.
All Maine school boards are annually required to approve and implement a comprehensive emergency management plan. Plan updates must be completed, practiced and filed with local responders before the beginning of each school year.
Kevin Mallory, the Portland Public Schools’ transportation director, has won a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in reducing pollution from the district’s school bus fleet and raising awareness about the benefits of greener school transportation. The award will be presented on June 26 in a ceremony in Boston.
K–12 and higher education administrators, school leaders and other education decision-makers actively seeking to develop new and expanded Chinese programs are invited to attend the 2013 Chinese Bridge Delegation — a one-week trip to China hosted by Hanban. The trip, scheduled for Nov. 6-14, will focus on school visits, cultural activities and educational workshops with the aim of helping attendees start and expand their at-home Chinese language and culture programs.
PreK through grade 12 teachers interested in topics related to agriculture are invited to attend Maine Agriculture in the Classroom’s (MAITC’s) “Summer Teacher’s Institute” from July 29–Aug. 2 in Presque Isle.
Event highlights include visiting a school farm; touring a new younger student program at the Northern Maine Fair; seeing operations related to potatoes, fisheries, broccoli, canola and forestry; and a full lesson on fiber.
We continue to get positive feedback on the Data Warehouse we unveiled last month in conjunction with the Maine School Performance Grading System. Educators and administrators like having multiple years of their key data – including individual student growth models – in once place, and that they can export it to use and share. The also appreciate the ability to run comparisons of like schools and districts to determine best practices and opportunities for collaboration.