Maine DOE Update – October 6, 2023

From the Maine Department of Education

Reporting Items

Upcoming Data Reporting Webinars for October & November

October data reporting webinars require registration. Additional information about these webinars can be found on the Webinars page of the Maine DOE Helpdesk Website. |  More

Open Reports: October 1 Enrollment, Staff Certification, Dropout, and Quarterly Reports

Fall reports are open and ready for review by districts. All reports require review, validation and/or certification by superintendents.  |  More

| Visit the DC&R Reporting Calendar |

News & Updates

RISE Award Nominations Open. Nominate an Extraordinary Classified School Employee Today!

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) invites students, friends, families, community members, educational organizations or associations, co-workers, and supervisors to nominate school employees for the RISE Award.  Anyone can nominate! |  More

Resources for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Many have learned the phrase, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”. But Columbus was not the first foreign explorer to land in the Americas, and neither he nor those who came before him discovered America—because Indigenous Peoples have populated the Western Hemisphere for tens of thousands of years.  |  More

Maine Schools Sharing Success Stories

Augusta Adult and Community Education Engages in Vital Refugee Education Initiatives

Augusta Adult and Community Education’s Director, Dr. Kayla Sikora, and Career Navigator, Karin Morin, participated in the State Refugee Advisory Council meeting recently. Hosted at the UMA Bangor campus, this participation demonstrates Augusta Adult and Community Education’s commitment to refugee education and integration.  |  More

Healthy Acadia ELO Coordinator Creating Opportunities for Rural Washington County Students

As an Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) Coordinator, Healthy Acadia’s Corrie Hunkler has led a pilot to expand the organization’s youth employment and career exploration programs while creating ELO opportunities for students in the coastal Washington County region. The project aims to create and promote ELO opportunities by developing new and existing partnerships with community-based organizations and local high schools.  |  More

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Professional Development, Training, and Events

Maine DOE and BMV to Offer Joint Open Office Hours on School Bus Transportation and Licensing

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) and Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) are pleased to offer joint Open Office Hours focused on school bus transportation and licensing. Information on how a school administrative unit (SAU) can train new bus drivers will be reviewed. The shortage of school bus drivers is at a critical point. Being able to train in-house is an advantage in recruiting candidates. |  More

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Latest DOE Career/Project Opportunities:

View current Maine Department of Education employment opportunities here