AUGUSTA – Education Commissioner Angela Faherty issued the following statement Friday following the announcement by the U.S. Department of Education that Maine’s application for $39 million in federal education jobs funds was approved:
“This is great news for Maine. It means we will be able to retain, rehire, or hire more teachers and other school-level educators and other staff and preserve and enhance programming for Maine students at a time of challenging finances.
“Maine was one of the first states to submit its application for the funds and to be approved. The U.S. Department of Education has pledged to release funds quickly. The Maine Department of Education has already posted the necessary paperwork for districts and received more than a dozen requests from school districts, and already approved most of them. We will be prepared to make funds available to school districts in a timely fashion.”
For more information, visit the Maine Department of Education