PRIORITY NOTICE: Regional Service Center application and guidance now available

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to announce that guidance documents, applications and forms for Regional Service Centers are now available on the EMBRACE Regionalization Information Center located on the Maine Department of Education Website.

In a two part application process for Regional Service Centers, pursuant to 20-A M.R.S. Chapter 123: School Management and Leadership Centers (SMLC), part one of the application process is due on November 30, 2017. Facilitators are now available, along with an allocation of funds to hire them and cover some of the legal fees that may incur during preliminary work.

Resources now available on the EMBRACE Regionalization Information Center:

  • Regional Service Center Application Timeline
  • Chapter 123 At A Glance
  • Guidance on Regional Service Centers
  • Regional Service Center Application Part I
  • Regional Service Center Application Part II
  • Facilitator Request Form
  • Roster of Approved Facilitators

In a recent Maine DOE news article, educational stakeholders were notified that these resources were forthcoming as the Department continues to support Maine schools during the process of planning and developing regionalization project proposals under the EMBRACE initiative.

In addition to the formation of Regional Service Centers, the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services (FEDES) Request for Proposal (RFP # 201708145) is an additional ongoing opportunity and can also serve as a resource to help in the formation of a Regional Service Center.

For more information contact Maine DOE’s Regionalization Project Manager, Jennifer Pooler at jennifer.g.pooler@maine.gov.