Maine DOE Update – August 4, 2016

From the Maine Department of Education

Notice of new rule: Instruction related to use of CPR and AEDs in public schools

The following rule, Chapter 41: Offering Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated Defibrillator in Maine Public Schools, requires public schools to offer training to students on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use automated external defibrillators.

The rule was designed to ensure that the training requirements can be met without public schools being required to expand or modify their activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues.

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Refresh moving forward for MLTI devices

The Maine Department of Education is announcing that the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Opt-in and Refresh contract has been finalized. | More

Infinite Campus State Edition now open for student data entry

Infinite Campus State Edition is now open for student data entry for the 2016-17 school year. | More

FY 2016 annual audit requirements

The Maine Department of Education would like to remind the field that statements of assurance and MEDMS financial reconciliations, as required by Title 20-A MRSA 6051 §4, are due by November 2. | More

MSAA report window opens earlier

The MEA Alternate Mathematics and ELA/Literacy (MSAA) reporting window will open two months earlier than last year’s operational (NCSC) reporting window. | More

School transportation software updated

As of August 3, the Transfinder Infofinder i website was updated to offer more routing and transportation management software for easier and faster access for parents and school districts alike. | More

Federal homeless education amendments effective October

Amendments to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act go into effect October 1. | More

Extended window for ESSA stakeholder feedback

The Department has extended the deadline for a feedback survey. Survey results will be collected now through August 31. | More

Regional SLO trainings held late August

The Department will offer Student Learning Objective (SLO) training on August 22 and 23 to school administrative units in support of the development of Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth systems. | More

NEO data workshops underway

Over 500 school administrators are participating in the 14 NEO data system training workshops across the state that began on July 19 and will finish on August 18. | More

Early college opportunities worth exploring this summer

The Maine Department of Education would like to remind high school students of the many opportunities available for an early start on a college track. | More

AP4ALL program ready for fall

Eleven of Maine’s AP4ALL instructors were in training last week, both in person and virtually. | More

Eligibility reminder for Aspirations Program

The Departments’s Aspirations Program provides eligible Maine high school students with an opportunity to receive academic credits toward both a high school diploma as well as an associate- or baccalaureate-level degree. | More

Summer Institute crosses globe, tells stories

Educators acquired new skills at the 2016 Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Summer Institute last week. | More

Summer Institute educates over half of state’s school nurses

The Maine Department of Education hosted the 2016 School Nurse Summer Institute, Kaleidoscope of School Nursing Practice last week at Bates College in Lewiston. | More

Maine DOE seeks to fill vacancies on Title I Committee of Practitioners

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that each state educational agency that receives Title I funds must create a State Committee of Practitioners (COP) to advise the State in carrying out its responsibilities. | More

Temporary job opportunities: Assessment Administrators

Westat Data Corporation is recruiting motivated individuals who are committed to excellence and are experienced in working with primary and secondary school students for the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress for the National Center for Education Statistics. | More

First Early Childhood Education Institute planned for this month

The Maine Department of Education’s first Early Childhood Education (ECE) Institute will be held at the Augusta Civic Center on August 23-24 for over 200 ECE professionals. | More

Reminder: update school emergency operation plans

Summer provides an opportunity for school districts to complete an annual review and update of their Emergency Operations Plan, also known as a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. | More

Medicaid Educational Liaison ready to assist schools

Maine Department of Education staff recently met with the new State Medicaid Education Liaison, Trista Collins from the Department of Human Services, about her work with schools and Medicaid Reimbursement. | More

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