Note: This Commissioner’s Update was corrected on Sept. 1 to delete an unneeded reporting item.
This week, we’ve made changes to streamline the Action Items section of the Commissioner’s Update. We’ll post notices of most reporting items only once – and we’ll post many of them earlier than we have been in order to give more lead time.
As in the past, we won’t provide notice of every form that’s due — monthly food service reporting, for example. Please be sure to check the online Reporting Calendar regularly to know which requirements have approaching deadlines.
Please encourage business managers, special ed directors, and others to sign up for the Commissioner’s Update: It’s now the primary way the Department communicates with the field.
Stay tuned for additional improvements to the online reporting calendar. We are actively seeking feedback, so let us know how we can continue to improve the reporting calendar and all of our communications.
— Stephen Bowen
- Use of Written Notice to Record Refusal to Hold IFSP/IEP Team Meeting
- Notice of Proposed Rule Change: Chapter 13, Educator Testing
- Reporting Deadlines and Subsidy Withholding
- Maine DOE’s legislative summary available
- Reporting ARRA funds awarded under IDEA, Part B
- DOE issues preschool special ed awards
Please note: To reduce clutter, we now provide notice of requirements only once. Please check the Reporting Calendar (link below) regularly for a list of ALL upcoming items.
- QZAB, QSCB Tax Credit Bond Applications, Oct. 14
- Request for Special Education Contract Approval, Oct. 15
- USDA Food Offer Acceptance, Oct. 15
- Unorganized Territory Oct. 1 Enrollment Form, Oct. 15
- 2010-11 Validated Dropout Data, Oct. 15
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- Conference offered on Common Core
- Online sessions focus on PreK, Title I
- Two gifted-and-talented workshops this fall
- Conference looks at ‘literacy and the brain’