Welcome to the April issue of the Maine DOE Monthly, which provides a recap of some of the month’s most important updates from the Department.
Deputy Commissioner’s Comments
ESSA Regulation Issue
The latest round of the U.S. Department of Education negotiated rulemaking for sections of the new Every Student Success Act (ESSA) has come to a close. Negotiators came to agreement on the assessment regulatory language, which appears fine, yet the Title I supplement, not supplant provision did not reach consensus.
Welcome to the March issue of the Maine DOE Monthly, which provides a recap of some of the month’s most important updates from the Department.
Augusta is great and often all-consuming. Yet, opportunities to travel around the state and to meet children in their schools are a reminder of what it’s all about. These students are tangible evidence of quality learning that is underway in Maine. The following is just a sampling.
Welcome to the February issue of the Maine DOE Monthly, which provides a recap of some of the month’s most important updates from the Department.
Commissioner & Deputy Commissioner’s Comments
The Department is hard at work on several fronts.
We are getting up to speed on the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with a particular interest in making sure implementing of regulations and reporting are not prohibitively complex for small and rural school districts.
The preliminary State subsidy printouts (ED 279s) that many have been asking about, will be coming out in a few days. The Department has been dedicated to completing the preliminary, estimated State subsidy printouts, and as soon as those are finalized, the information will be posted on our website at http://www.maine.gov/doe/eps/. Also at that time, superintendents and business managers will be alerted via a Priority Notice. It will be important for districts to remember that those initial printouts will reflect the currently enacted biennial budget, and will likely be adjusted as the Legislature responds to current and projected budget shortfalls.