Category Archives: News & Views

Notice of proposed rule changes to Chapter 126/261: school children immunization requirements

The Maine Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention are proposing refinements to joint rule Chapters 126/261: Immunization Requirements for School Children.

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MaineCare Seed payment adjustments made

The 2016-17 subsidy checks for General Purpose Aid for local schools will reflect adjustments for MaineCare Seed payments paid by the Maine DOE on behalf of school administrative units (SAUs) for the following:

  • 2016 Quarter 3 MaineCare payment adjustments
  • 2016 Quarter 1 Corrections
  • 2016 Quarter 2 Corrections

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Notice of education-related laws in effect March, April

The following educationrelated laws enacted in March and April of this year pertain to school budgets, special education regulations, medication administration, charter schools and more.
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Notice of proposed rule changes to Chapters 221, 229, 230: adult education

The Maine Department of Education is proposing refinements to three  chapters related to adult education.

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SAUs to stop annually filing EF-S-03 for certification, background check status

School administrative units will no longer file the EF-S-03 report for the purpose of notifying the Maine Department of Education about the status of certification and/or licenses and criminal history record checks for contracted service providers for students with disabilities. Much of the information will be entered in the NEO data system, including professional license and certificate numbers.

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Youth health survey to be delivered next February

The Maine Department of Education in collaboration with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce the fifth administration of the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) will be conducted in February.

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Educator prep programs focus at higher education workshop

At the beginning of the month, higher education representatives gathered with Maine Department of Education staff to learn about, talk with, and come up with plans for educator preparation programs throughout Maine colleges and universities with educator career tracks.

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An inside look at Maine’s 2016 County Teachers of the Year

Earlier this month seven Maine educators showcased their educational philosophy, passion, teaching methods, leadership style and more for the State review panel as part of the 2017 Maine Teacher of the Year selection process.

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Maine’s CTE professional trucking program captures national attention

An estimated 8,100 students in Maine are enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) programs. Of those students, approximately 70 are enrolled in a course of study designed for future careers in commercial trucking.

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Mentoring workshop for educators of gifted and talented program

The Maine Department of Education will sponsor a mentoring workshop for new and experienced gifted and talented educators at the Augusta Armory on September 7.

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