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Administrative Letter: Guidance for residency determination for split residence students

Administrative Letter: #10         Policy Code: JCA TO: Public School Administrators FROM: Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Ed. D. Commissioner DATE: December 14, 2017 SUBJECT: Guidance for residency determination for split residence students This guidance is offered by the Maine Department of Education (Department) to clarify the determination of residence and enrollment in the case where a … Continue reading Administrative Letter: Guidance for residency determination for split residence students

Maine DOE Update – December 14, 2017

From the Maine Department of Education Reporting Items ESEA/ESSA Title I Comparability Report FY18 Section 1118(c) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires that school administrative units (SAUs) with multiple attendance areas maintain comparability of local/state resources between the Title I schools and the non-Title I schools; or if all the schools at a … Continue reading Maine DOE Update – December 14, 2017

School Based Health Center Survey

In an effort to learn more about what health services are available in School Based Health Centers (SBHC) around the State of Maine, the Department of Education requests any school unit that has one to complete a short survey. The survey consists of 5 questions that ask about partnered agencies, services provided, clientele served, as well as some … Continue reading School Based Health Center Survey

Alternate student data needed by Dec. 15th, 2017

Finalization of the 1% identification of students to participate in alternate assessments must be complete December 15th.  The Department will apply to the US Department of Education for a waiver on December 19th. Registration for the PAAP and MSAA can only be completed with identification of students from each district in Synergy. Please make sure … Continue reading Alternate student data needed by Dec. 15th, 2017

ESEA/ESSA Title I Comparability Report FY18

Section 1118(c) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires that school administrative units (SAUs) with multiple attendance areas maintain comparability of local/state resources between the Title I schools and the non-Title I schools; or if all the schools at a grade span are Title I schools, comparability of local resources must be maintained among … Continue reading ESEA/ESSA Title I Comparability Report FY18

Department receives 23 Part I applications for Regional Service Centers

The Department received Part I Applications from 23 proposed regional service centers by the November 30 deadline. The proposals include 102 discrete school administrative units from across the state, with all but one with an operational date of July 1, 2018. The Department will be reviewing applications through the month of December and further guidance … Continue reading Department receives 23 Part I applications for Regional Service Centers

Maine DOE Update – December 7, 2017

From the Maine Department of Education Priority Notices Priority Notice: Maine DOE seeks assessment waiver PRIORITY NOTICE: Two important updates; reporting delay and urgent Title V eligibility verification Reporting Items Urgent Title V eligibility verification To align the Title V (Rural Education Achievement Program -REAP) Grant timeline to other Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) … Continue reading Maine DOE Update – December 7, 2017