Seeking Districts Interested in Helping with Public Service Announcements

The Maine Department of Education has begun coordinating Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for substitute (guest) teacher shortages and bus driver shortages that many Maine schools and SAUs are experiencing.

To help attract candidates, we would like to get some video footage at schools and do short video interviews with school personnel (superintendents, transportation directors, teachers) and perhaps students to talk about bus drivers and substitutes. We will also be looking into providing a link on our website to a general application that can be filled out and submitted to any school or district in Maine.

Districts leaders that are interested in helping the Department with this effort should contact Rachel Paling at rachel.paling@maine.gov.