Nominate those who aid at-risk youth for commissioner’s awards

The 2013 Commissioner’s Recognition Awards will recognize five individuals and/or alternative programs that have made a significant contribution to meeting the needs of children and youth at risk in their schools or communities using evidence-based or promising practices.

Nomination Process

  1. You may submit one nomination from the Dropout Prevention Committee of each school administrative unit under your supervision, or board of your non-profit institution.
  2. Your nomination must include a copy of the minutes of the Dropout Prevention Committee meeting or school board meeting, or non-profit board at which the local nominations for this award were endorsed.
  3. All nominations must be received by Ann Vashon (contact information below) on or before March 30, 2013.
  4. The Commissioner’s Advisory Committee will review all nominees and recommend finalists to the Commissioner.
  5. Awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the Blaine House June 4, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.

Please send your nominations to Ann Vashon,, Maine Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.

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