Public school approval report

Administrative Letter Number: 3 Policy Code: CL To: Superintendents of Schools, Business Managers/Bookkeepers From: William H. Beardsley, Acting Commissioner Date: November 5, 2015 Re: Public School Approval Report The Public School  Approval Report is due Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Maine DOE requires school administrative units to complete the Public School Approval Report for one year. The information … Continue reading Public school approval report

Special purpose private school tuition rates

Administrative Letter Number: 2 Policy Code: BG/CH To: Superintendents of Schools, Business Managers/Bookkeepers From: William H. Beardsley, Acting Commissioner Date: November 5,  2015 Re: Special Purpose Private School Tuition Rates Pursuant to Title 20-A, Chapter 303, subchapter 3§7302, the Maine Department of Education Special Services team has authorized rates for the 2016 state fiscal year. … Continue reading Special purpose private school tuition rates

Clarification of pilot year for PEPG systems

Administrative Letter: 1 Policy Code: BGE To: Superintendents From: Chief Academic Officer, Rachelle Tome Date: November  5,  2015 Re: Clarification of Pilot Year for PEPG Systems In an effort to further clarify the expectations of ME Dept. of Education Regulation, Chapter 180 and the Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth (PEPG) development process the Maine Department … Continue reading Clarification of pilot year for PEPG systems

Maine DOE offering PEPG development grants to SAUs

The following priority notice was sent today to all Maine school districts. In an effort to support school administrative units (SAUs) develop their PEPG systems, the Maine DOE is proud to offer grants of $4,600 for the purpose of PEPG professional development. To receive these targeted funds, SAUs must complete the PEPG Implementation Grant Application and … Continue reading Maine DOE offering PEPG development grants to SAUs

Reminder to districts: Suicide awareness and prevention training

The following priority notice was sent today to superintendents as a reminder all school personnel must complete suicide awareness and prevention training by the start of the 2015-16 school year. Dear Superintendents, Ensuring the safety of our students is a priority and a shared responsibility. Suicide awareness and prevention efforts are a part of safeguarding schools. … Continue reading Reminder to districts: Suicide awareness and prevention training

Data reports deadline extensions and reminders

The following Priority Notice was sent to transportation directors on Thursday, July 30. Dear Transportation Directors and Business Managers, The following data reports have upcoming deadlines and/or extensions. Transportation Safety and Training Annual Data Report (EF-T-21), due July 31 Transportation Out-of-District Special Education, Homeless and CTE Data Report (EF-M-43), due Oct. 1 Transportation Vehicle Annual Data Report … Continue reading Data reports deadline extensions and reminders

Additional State subsidy

The following Priority Notice was sent to superintendents and business managers on Thursday, July 30. Dear Superintendents and Business Managers, With the recent passage of the biennial budget, many school districts in Maine saw an increase in the amount of subsidy that they will receive from the State. We thought this would be a good time to … Continue reading Additional State subsidy