Later today, the Department will release its estimates for the distribution of General Purpose Aid to local school districts for the 2012-13 school year.
It’s critical information for local districts as they plan their budgets for the coming school year. It’s important to note, however, that these figures are estimates and should not be entered into budgets as definitive figures.
First, the numbers are still subject to legislative action. Second, the aid estimates we’ll provide are based on a number of factors that are impossible to know at this point, such as student enrollment and the size of districts’ special education populations. For those reasons, subsidy amounts to be released later could still change.
— Stephen Bowen
- Preliminary state education subsidies for 2012-13
- Subsidy to be withheld for missing audits
- Conference offers resources, strategies on financial literacy
- 2013 Teacher of the Year nominations due Feb. 29
- STEM summit focuses on community engagement
Please note: We generally provide notice of requirements only once. Please check the Reporting Calendar (link below) regularly for a list of ALL upcoming items.
- No new reporting requirements this week.
NEWS & VIEWS
As Maine’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, I was given the amazing opportunity to travel and connect with teachers from around the country and the dedicated, passionate, and innovative teachers who work right here in Maine. By Shelly Moody | More | 2013 Teacher of the Year nominations due Feb. 29
AUGUSTA — A newly released report outlines a series of steps toward realizing Gov. Paul LePage’s goal of getting more Maine students to take courses for college credit while still in high school and make faster progress toward earning two- and four-year degrees. | More
AUGUSTA — Teams of students at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast and Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft are the winners of the latest WatchMECreate Challenge, which asked students to produce three-minute videos that showed the far reach of the arts. | More | Governor LePage: Expand Access, Improve Digital Learning
Teams from three Maine schools will share their stories about boosting student success through teacher leadership, building student-centered systems and focusing on the transition from middle to high school at a regional conference in March focused on school-wide improvement strategies. | More
- Test results released: Maine prepares for move to more advanced assessment system
- Week highlights school counselor contributions