From the Maine Department of Education
The Maine Department of Education teamed up with the Augusta School Department last month to deliver 200 backpacks filled with supplies, books and snacks to elementary and middle school students in Augusta, Lewiston, Portland and RSU 17.
The supplies were donated through Maine DOE’s partnership with Feed the Children HELP Backpack program, a national effort working to end childhood hunger. Together, the Department and Feed the Children work to determine areas of highest need and connect donors, experts, partners, leaders, and communities to attack the issue from all angles.
The Department is currently working to bring more backpacks and supplies to Maine’s homeless children and youth. The McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act defines homeless children as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.”
Notices and Reporting Items
- EPS April 1 Enrollment Reporting, due April 15 (Reminder)
- EPS High Cost Out-of-District Placement Cost Adjustment Report (EF-S 214), due April 15 (Reminder)
- Private School EPS April 1 Enrollment Reporting (EF-M-14), due April 15 (Reminder)
- Regional School Calendar, due May 6 (Reminder)
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