We know that districts look to us for subsidy information in as timely a fashion as possible each spring.
It’s a significant task preparing the information, and one that we cannot even begin until we have all the data from individual school districts. Please do your part to make sure we can provide you with the information you need by getting us the information we need.
Sept. 30 staff reporting and Oct. 1 enrollment reporting are now both overdue. Your efforts benefit your own district, the Department, and other districts throughout the state. Thank you for your help.
— Stephen Bowen
- Overdue: staff and student data reporting
- School bus purchase program applications open Nov. 1
- Mandatory civil rights data collection open to districts
- Notice of Proposed Rule Change: Chapter 101, Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty
- UPDATED: Special purpose private schools daily education rates set
- Parent-friendly procedural safeguards available
- Revised state statutes now online
- Federal grant money decreases for AP exams
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.
- School Bus Purchase Program Application (EF-T-17), due Nov. 25
- Civil Rights Data Collection, due Dec. 7
NEWS & VIEWS
How is your school marking Veterans Day?
Veterans Day will be observed this year on Monday, Nov. 12. We’re interested to know how schools in Maine mark the day and sharing their celebrations with other schools and educators. | More
Schools, governor recognize National Bus Safety Week
Schools across the nation are celebrating 2012 National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 22 through 26. | More
Nokomis holds “box out” for homeless
For the second year in a row, Melissa Coppa’s Jobs for Maine’s Graduates students at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport held a “Sleep-in-a-Box” event so that students could raise funds for homelessness awareness in their communities. | More
Recent training for educators of English learners
The Maine DOE’s English as a Second Language/Bilingual Programs, in collaboration with Project Reach at the University of Maine, provided training on Maine’s English Language Development standards last week to 60 teachers and administrators from 31 SAUs. | More
Sanford walks for suicide awareness
Melissa Small, the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates specialist at Sanford High School, and three of her students participated in the Out of the Darkness Walk in Gowen Park in Sanford on Sept. 29. | More
Math-science partnership to help implement standards
The Maine Department of Education is supporting a Math-Science Partnership project to support the implementation of Common Core math and English language arts standards. | More
SAD 75 health coordinator receives national honor
Mary Booth, the full-time school health coordinator for SAD 75, was recognized by the American School Health Association as the 2012 School Health Coordinator of the Year. | More