Synergy progress and updates

The Maine Department of Education is continuing to assist School Administrative Units (SAU) as October 1st student enrollment counts are being uploaded into the new Synergy State Edition Student System. Thank you for your patience and understanding as the Department answers requests, resolves issues and continues to work through the transitionary period. Below are a … Continue reading Synergy progress and updates

Over 800 Maine students complete Read to Ride Summer Reading Challenge

Preventing summer reading slide is a goal of many Maine educators. Students can lose months of learning gains if their brains do not remain active. During the summer of 2017, the Maine Department of Education partnered with the Freemasons of Maine to sponsor the Read to Ride Summer Reading Challenge.  Over 800 students in over … Continue reading Over 800 Maine students complete Read to Ride Summer Reading Challenge

Maine DOE legislative summary available

Maine DOE has prepared a summary of major laws related to education enacted by the First Regular Session of the 128th Maine Legislature. This information may prove helpful to educators when planning for the 2017-8 school year. For each relevant bill, the summary lists the provisions, effective date, action required by the bill and primary … Continue reading Maine DOE legislative summary available

PRIORITY NOTICE: Reporting 2017-18 Student Information – Due Date October 31, 2017

TO:               Private School Administrators FROM:          Dr. Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Maine Education Commissioner DATE:           October 10, 2017 SUBJECT:     Reporting 2017-18 Student Information – Due Date October 31, 2017 The Synergy State edition is online for school year 2017-18 updates. The updated 2017-18 student information will be utilized … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Reporting 2017-18 Student Information – Due Date October 31, 2017

National Board Certified Teacher Scholarship Funds available

State law, 20-A MRSA Section 13013-A subsection 5 & 6; as amended by PL 2012 c. 702, established the National Board Certification Scholarship Fund to encourage teachers to apply to and enroll in the certification program offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, or its successor organization. A school administrative unit or a … Continue reading National Board Certified Teacher Scholarship Funds available

National Board Certified Teacher Salary Supplement Request due November 10

Superintendents of a school administrative unit or the director of a publicly-supported secondary school or CTE region, with eligible staff who have attained National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification prior to July 1, 2017, must submit to the Maine DOE the list of those eligible to receive the salary supplement for the 2017-18 school … Continue reading National Board Certified Teacher Salary Supplement Request due November 10

FY17 EF-S-07 Opening for Data Entry on October 18th

The EF-S-07, Special Education Out of District Placement Tuition and Board report for Fiscal year 2017 will open for data entry on October 18, 2017  and will close for submission on November 18, 2017. Districts that paid out of district placement tuition during FY17 school year are urged to compile the information before October 18 … Continue reading FY17 EF-S-07 Opening for Data Entry on October 18th