PRIORITY NOTICE: Two important updates; reporting delay and urgent Title V eligibility verification

The following priority notice contains two important notices for districts. 1. Urgent Title V eligibility verification To align the Title V (Rural Education Achievement Program -REAP) Grant timeline to other Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Federal Programs, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has revised data collection and submission dates with a more aggressive … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Two important updates; reporting delay and urgent Title V eligibility verification

PRIORITY NOTICE: Deadline for Part I Application for Regional Service Centers is November 30

As a reminder, the deadline for school administrative units to submit the Part I Application for a Regional Service Center (i.e. School Management and Leadership Centers) is November 30, 2017. The short online Part I Application is conceptual in nature and does not take long to complete. Part I must be submitted online by the … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Deadline for Part I Application for Regional Service Centers is November 30

PRIORITY NOTICE: EPS Oct 1 Enrollment/Special Ed (EF-S-05) Reporting Certification due by November 22

The Maine Department of Education is asking all districts for verification and certification of the EPS Oct 1 Enrollment/Special Ed (EF-S-05) Report to be completed by Wednesday, November 22, 2017. At this time, all issues within the Synergy student data information system, and in the NEO Student Reports module have been resolved. We acknowledge the … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: EPS Oct 1 Enrollment/Special Ed (EF-S-05) Reporting Certification due by November 22

EPS Student Enrollment and Special Education Child Count data certification deadline extended to November 7

Due to the continued data access and quality issues integrating the student data from Synergy to the EPS reports in NEO, the Maine Department of Education is extending the certification deadline from October 31st to November 7th for Essential Programs And Services (EPS) Student Enrollment and Special Education Child Count (EF-S-05 Part 1). Subsequently, the … Continue reading EPS Student Enrollment and Special Education Child Count data certification deadline extended to November 7

PRIORITY NOTICE: Regional Service Center application and guidance now available

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to announce that guidance documents, applications and forms for Regional Service Centers are now available on the EMBRACE Regionalization Information Center located on the Maine Department of Education Website. In a two part application process for Regional Service Centers, pursuant to 20-A M.R.S. Chapter 123: School Management and … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Regional Service Center application and guidance now available

Additional support for regionalization now available

Earlier this week seven educators participated in the Maine DOE's orientation and training session to become approved facilitators and consultants for the Department's EMBRACE regionalization initiatives. The Department is providing regional groups of school administrative units (SAUs) with up to $7,500 in funding for facilitation services delivered by individuals who have met these training expectations. The … Continue reading Additional support for regionalization now available

Initial Audit Report to the Commissioner Due November 1st

Statements of assurance and the Maine Education Financial Systems (MEFS) Financial reconciliations, as required by Title 20-A MRSA 6051 §4, are due by November 1st.  Any adjustments identified by these reconciliations should be submitted to Maine Education Financial System by November 30th. Annual audits are due December 30, 2017 The Department requests all annual audits, … Continue reading Initial Audit Report to the Commissioner Due November 1st