Maine DOE supports financial education

Educators are encouraged to mark May 6 on the calendar for the 7th Annual Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference to be held in Augusta. Fee waivers and substitute teacher reimbursements will be available for the conference, which is hosted by the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

In addition, a list of Maine-based and web-based financial literacy resources is provided on the Maine DOE’s social studies pages for consideration, part of Section 1. 20-A MRSA Section 254, Sub-section 13, which was enacted in 2011 encouraging school administrative units to implement an integrated model for personal finance.

For more information contact Maine DOE’s Social Studies Specialist Kristie Littlefield at kristie.littlefield@maine.gov or 624-6828.