Maine DOE Update – March 7, 2019

From the Maine Department of Education

Reporting Items

PRIORITY NOTICE: Reminder to Review and Report any District Data Errors in 2019/20 Subsidy Printouts (ED 279s) by March 15, 2019

The Maine Department of Education would like to acknowledge the hard work of school districts in ensuring that the data they submit to the Department is as accurate as possible. Each year there are a handful of data errors that districts notice after the release of the ED 279 printouts and these can have a significant impact on subsidy. | More

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News & Updates

PRIORITY NOTICE: Maine Department of Education’s Position on School Mascots and Logos

Because our schools must provide safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environments, and because schools teach many lessons by example, DOE urges schools to refrain from using mascots and logos that depict Native American tribes, individuals, customs, or traditions.| More

Guidance Regarding Automated Translation/Interpretation Services

As Maine districts have experienced increasing numbers of students and parents who speak languages other than English, there has also been an increase in the availability of machine or automated translation/interpretation software and apps. | More

Resources to Help Schools Eliminate Browntail Moth Nests

The Maine Department of of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry has put together the resources and information below to help Maine schools eliminate Browntail Moth nests | More

National Congress on School Transportation Writing Committees Seeking Input

The National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) is accepting change requests from any interested party on the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures. | More

The Maine Association of School Nurses (MASN) is Seeking Nominations for School Nurse of the Year 2019

The purpose of this award is to recognize the contributions of Maine School Nurses by honoring one school nurse who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in the practice of school nursing. | More

Seeking Additional Maine Schools for Social Emotional Learning Pilot Program

The Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control Program with the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (MECDC), in partnership with the Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE), is seeking additional schools that would like to implement the social emotional learning (SEL) program, Second Step, funded by a grant through MECDC. | More

Maine DOE Employee of the Week: Sarah Adkins

Sarah Adkins, Student Assistance Coordinator, is the Maine Department of Education’s Employee of the Week. | More

Maine Schools Sharing Success Stories

Somerset Valley Middle School Shares Recent Highlights & Successes

Somerset Valley Middle School is located in Hartland, Maine.  It is currently grades 3-8.  The district is in the process of consolidating due to a new high school/middle school construction project. | More

Senator King Visits LearningWorks Afterschool

Senator Angus King visited the LearningWorks 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool program in Biddeford on Friday, February 8th. | More

Windham Middle School Named a Common Sense School

RSU 14, Windham Raymond Schools, has been working very hard to help their students become responsible and safe in their digital lives.  | More

The Five Town CSD and MSAD #28 Held the First Ever Remote School Day in Maine

This process began last summer when we convened a group of teachers representing K-12 staff to begin working on the idea.  | More

Event Highlights from Downeast School and William S. Cohen School in Bangor

Highlights of great things happening in Bangor including the welcoming home of a deployed Military Service Member.   | More

Dike-Newell School’s Classroom Buddy Reading Initiative Supports Literacy and Building Community

Dike-Newell School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade elementary school of 250 students, located in Bath, Maine.  | More

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