Maine DOE Update – December 26, 2019

From the Maine Department of Education

Reporting Items

MaineCare Seed adjustments to be made, review Q1-20 reports by January 15, 2020

The recovery of Q1-20 MaineCare Seed will occur in the January 2020 subsidy payment, and the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) is asking School Administrative Units (SAUs) to review their reports by January 15, 2020 to ensure accurate adjustments to subsidy. SAU staff must review student by student claims on both the public and private MaineCare reports for Q1-20 by January 15, 2020. | More

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News & Updates

CDS Seeks Public Input on the Revised Part C System of Payments Policy

Child Development Services (CDS) seeking public input on its recently revised System of Payments policy for Part C services. The revised policy reflects the feedback that CDS received from stakeholders and the State Interagency Coordinating Council regarding the implementation of a family fee for receipt of Part C services for families who meet income guidelines. | More

ECTA’s Executive Summary of CDS Regional Stakeholder Meetings

In October of 2019, at  the request of Maine Department of Education (MDOE), technical assistance personnel from the IDEA Early Child Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) facilitated seven regional stakeholder groups to gain additional understanding of SAUs’ perspectives on the proposed transition of the transfer of responsibility for special education services for children, ages 3 to 5, to the public schools. ECTA’s Executive Summary of those meetings provides regional and statewide detail regarding both the opportunities and challenges that the proposed transition presents. | More

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Professional Development & Training Opportunities

WIDA Early Years Online Learning Modules (to Support Multilingual Children) Available at No Cost to Teachers and Administrators

The Maine Department of Education would like to remind Maine’s early care and education community that they are able to access to the WIDA Early Years online learning modules. These modules focus on supporting young multilingual children, ages 2.5 to 5.5 years and are available at no cost to teachers and administrators. Multilingual children, commonly referred to as dual language learners, are children who are developing more than one language. | More

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