Administrative Letter: Guidance for suspension, expulsion and modified schedules in public preschool programs

Administrative Letter: 12 Policy Code: JKD To: Public School Administrators From: Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Ed. D. Commissioner Date: January 18, 2018 Subject: Guidance for suspension, expulsion and modified schedules in public preschool programs This guidance is offered by the Maine Department of Education to clarify suspension, expulsion, and modified schedules as they apply to … Continue reading Administrative Letter: Guidance for suspension, expulsion and modified schedules in public preschool programs

Administrative Letter: Legal Requirements to Provide English Language Acquisition Services to English Learners

Administrative Letter: #11          Policy Code: IHBEA TO: Public School Administrators FROM: Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Ed. D. Commissioner DATE: January 12, 2018 SUBJECT: The legal requirements for providing English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services to an English learner Topics included in this letter: Identification of English learners Exit criteria from ESOL services Delivery … Continue reading Administrative Letter: Legal Requirements to Provide English Language Acquisition Services to English Learners

Administrative Letter: Guidance for residency determination for split residence students

Administrative Letter: #10         Policy Code: JCA TO: Public School Administrators FROM: Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Ed. D. Commissioner DATE: December 14, 2017 SUBJECT: Guidance for residency determination for split residence students This guidance is offered by the Maine Department of Education (Department) to clarify the determination of residence and enrollment in the case where a … Continue reading Administrative Letter: Guidance for residency determination for split residence students

ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER: Approval for Receipt of Public Funds by Private Schools Located Outside the State of Maine

Administrative Letter: # 9 Policy Code: DDA TO: Public School Superintendents, Private School Administrators Outside the State of Maine FROM: Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Ed.D., Commissioner DATE: June 23, 2017 SUBJECT: Approval for Receipt of Public Funds by Private Schools Located Outside the State of Maine Pursuant to 20-A M.R.S. § 2951, a private school … Continue reading ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER: Approval for Receipt of Public Funds by Private Schools Located Outside the State of Maine

Administrative Letter: New School Approval Process, Maine Schools Update due June 15, 2017

Administrative Letter: #8 Policy Code: KLL TO: Private School Administrators FROM: Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Ed. D. Commissioner DATE: May 15, 2017 SUBJECT: New School Approval Process, Maine Schools Update due June 15, 2017 In accordance with 20-A M.R.S.A Chapter 117, the Maine Department of Education (DOE) requires private schools seeking approval status to be … Continue reading Administrative Letter: New School Approval Process, Maine Schools Update due June 15, 2017

Administrative Letter: Superintendent Transfer Agreements

Administrative Letter: #7 Policy Code: CBC To: Superintendents, School Board Chairs, and Private School Head Administrators From: Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Ed.D., Acting Commissioner Date: March 15, 2017 Re: Superintendent Transfer Agreements Last year, the Maine Department of Education sent out a letter to Superintendents entitled Clarification of Commissioner’s Review of Superintendent Agreements. As we move closer … Continue reading Administrative Letter: Superintendent Transfer Agreements

Administrative Letter: Rescheduling and Requesting Waivers for Storm Days

Administrative Letter: #6 Policy Code: ID To: Superintendents, School Board Chairs, and Private School Head Administrators From: Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Ed.D., Acting Commissioner Date: March 6, 2017 Re: Rescheduling and Requesting Waivers for Storm Days As many of you are well aware, this winter has resulted in above normal snowfall amounts and many school administrative units … Continue reading Administrative Letter: Rescheduling and Requesting Waivers for Storm Days