Maine DOE Update – January 11, 2018

From the Maine Department of Education

 Reporting Items

MaineCare Seed adjustments to be made, review Q417 and Q118 reports by February 9, 2018

Due to time constraints, the recovery of Q417 and Q118 MaineCare Seed will occur in the February 2018 subsidy payment. | More

Quarter 2 reporting requirements for attendance, truancy and behavior delayed until further notice

Due to issues related to the attendance, truancy and behavior reporting functions of the Synergy Student Information System and the NEO system, Quarter 2 reporting requirements for these areas will be delayed until further notice. | More

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News & Updates

Nominations sought for 2019 Teacher of the Year

Nominations are now open for the 2018 County Teachers of the Year and 2019 Teacher of the Year.  Members of the public are encouraged to nominate educators who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and nurturing the achievement of all students at through Feb. 5. | More

Read to ME Challenge Set to Kick-off February 1st

Year 3 of the Read to ME Challenge is scheduled to begin on February 1, 2018.  First Lady Ann LePage will launch the campaign by reading to children at a local school.  She will follow up her reading by issuing a challenge to participate in the 2018 campaign | More

CDS Committee Recommendations

On December 11, 2017, the Part B 619 Advisory Committee, which discussed the proposed transition of special education and related services for children ages 3 to 5 from Child Development Services to the public schools, held its final meeting. | More

Maine FFA Student Officers Review Maine Agriculture

Student State Officers of the Maine FFA Association (formerly known as “Future Farmers of America”) enjoyed in depth discussions with representatives of Maine’s agriculture and natural resources community on January 9, 2018 at the Agricultural Trades Show in the Augusta Civic Center.| More

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Professional Development Opportunities

Training schedule for Comprehensive Needs Assessment and SAU Consolidated Plan

The Maine Department of Education continues to provide support regarding the development and completion of a Comprehensive Needs Assessment and SAU Consolidated Plan  as required under the recently reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Completed SAU Consolidated Plans must be submitted to the Maine Department of Education on or before July 1, 2018. The utilization of the CNA and SAU Consolidated Plan template will ensure all required elements are included. | More

Reminder of Restraint and Seclusion Overview and Awareness Information Course

As mid-school year approaches, this is a reminder of The Restraint and Seclusion Overview and Awareness Information Course that is provided by the Maine DOE to districts at no cost. | More

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