As absences due to illness begin to impact schools across the state at increased rates, the DOE Data Team reminds school administrative units (SAUs) that schoolwide absences that meet or exceed 15% of the student population need to be reported.
This report is required to be done as needed based on 15% or more absences.
Nurses and/or school staff responsible for reporting illness-based absences will need access to NEO Student Health. Access to NEO must be requested by the superintendent of schools via an Access Request form. Staff members must be added into NEO Staff prior to submitting the Access Request. If the staff member has not been added into NEO staff, the request will not be processed.
Resources for locating and completing this report:
For questions regarding the submission of this report please contact MEDMS.Helpdesk@maine.gov or call 207-624-6896