Maine DOE Update – October 5, 2017

From the Maine Department of Education

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Reporting Items

CTE Enrollment Requirements for EPS Subsidy calculations

With the upcoming Career and Technical Education (CTE) requirements for EPS subsidy calculations it is extremely important that all enrollments, primary and concurrent, are uploaded in Synergy State Edition prior to the certification due date of October 30. | More

Initial Audit Report to the Commissioner Due November 1st

Statements of assurance and the Maine Education Financial Systems (MEFS) Financial reconciliations, as required by Title 20-A MRSA 6051 §4, are due by November 1st.  Any adjustments identified by these reconciliations should be submitted to Maine Education Financial System by November 30th. | More

FY17 EF-S-07 Opening for Data Entry on October 18th

The EF-S-07, Special Education Out of District Placement Tuition and Board report for Fiscal year 2017 will open for data entry on October 18, 2017  and will close for submission on November 18, 2017.| More

Reminder: Public Preschool Funding 2018-19

The Maine State Legislature has provided start-up funding in FY19 state budget for public school districts to begin new or expand preschool classrooms. | More

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News & Updates

Dover-Foxcroft elementary school music teacher named Maine 2018 Teacher of the Year

In a surprise all-school assembly today at SeDoMoCha Elementary School, Maine Department of Education Commissioner Robert G. Hasson, Jr. named SeDoMoCha Elementary music teacher Kaitlin Young as Maine’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. | More

Notice of Part B 619 Committee Meeting and Invitation for Public Attendance

Child Development Services and the Maine Department of Education are convening a Part B 619 advisory committee which is tasked with identifying and addressing all issues related to the proposed transition of special education and related services for children age 3 to kindergarten age 5 to the public schools and developing recommendations to be submitted to the Department. | More

U.S. EPA 2017 School Bus Rebate Program now accepting applications

The U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency is offering an opportunity to receive up to $20,000 per vehicle to replace your older school buses, and up to $6,000 per vehicle for retrofits. Older school buses without emission reduction retrofits emit significant amounts of harmful exhaust, so participating in this program will help improve the health of students and other members of your community. | More

Schools across Maine celebrate Maine Harvest Lunch Week

Maine Baked Fish Vera Cruz, meatloaf made with locally raised beef and school garden grown rainbow carrots were “on the menu” for schools across Maine who celebrated Maine Harvest Lunch Week. Each year this Maine DOE sponsored event designates one week in September to educate students on where their food comes from by serving up Maine grown foods on the menu and promoting Farm to School in the wider school community. This year the celebrations took place the week of September 18-22, 2017, and while most schools participate on the selected week, other schools chose to highlight Maine grown foods on a week of their choice. | More

Maine DOE Partners with TransACT to provide schools with resource to promote student achievement through Family Engagement

To help with new Parent and Family Engagement requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and to meet the civil rights obligations of schools in working with English Learners’ (EL) families across the state of Maine, the Maine Department of Education (DOE) is partnering with TransACT® Parent Notices to provide unlimited remote access to parent friendly notifications that meet legal requirements, guidance on required audiences, a compliance tracking system, and recommended timelines. | More

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Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming DOE sponsored assessment workshops

The Maine DOE is sponsoring a series of four workshops for the MEA Alternate Mathematics and ELA/Literacy (MSAA) and the MEA Alternate Science (PAAP) assessments. | More

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