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 retired 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 … 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

MEDIA RELEASE: Maine DOE announces $5 million available for regional grant opportunities

The State of Maine has announced a competitive grant opportunity for the Fund for Efficient Delivery of Educational Services (FEDES) to assist in financing the cost of local and regional initiatives to improve educational opportunity and student achievement through more efficient delivery of education programs and services. The FEDES grant opportunity is part of the … Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Maine DOE announces $5 million available for regional grant opportunities

Maine DOE announces $5 million available for regional grant opportunities

The State of Maine has announced a competitive grant opportunity for the Fund for Efficient Delivery of Educational Services (FEDES) to assist in financing the cost of local and regional initiatives to improve educational opportunity and student achievement through more efficient delivery of education programs and services. The FEDES grant opportunity is part of the … Continue reading Maine DOE announces $5 million available for regional grant opportunities

Opportunities for Regionalization

As part of Maine’s plan for putting students first, the Maine Department of Education is focused on improving educational services and increasing student achievement through innovative regional partnerships. As a result of the passage of the biennial budget and the end of the 128th Legislative Session, new opportunities are now available to provide support for … Continue reading Opportunities for Regionalization

PRIORITY NOTICE: 2017-18 Enacted ED279 subsidy printouts now available

FY 2017-2018 ED 279 subsidy printouts, based on Public Law 2017 Ch. 284 are now available on the Department’s website: http://www.maine.gov/education/data/eps/epsmenu.htm The 279 printouts reflect statutory changes to the funding formula as enacted by this legislation. (REMINDER: there will be a scheduled outage of the NEO system, where the 279s are available, from 7/13 – … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: 2017-18 Enacted ED279 subsidy printouts now available