PRIORITY NOTICE: New certification system set to open for pilot schools and admins on 10/30

The Maine DOE’s new online certification system, Maine Certification Information System (MCIS), is scheduled for a soft release to staff and educators at pilot schools, and will be available to administrators, and local support system chair people statewide on Monday, October 30th. MCIS is targeted to be available to all educators and the general public … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: New certification system set to open for pilot schools and admins on 10/30

PRIORITY NOTICE: Live Broadcast of 8/14 Hearing on Proposed Rule Chapter 134 (Regulations for Awarding a High School Diploma)

On Monday, August 14th, the Maine DOE is providing an opportunity to listen to the live public hearing of proposed rule Chapter 134 (Regulation for Awarding a High School Diploma) to anyone unable to attend the hearing from 9-11 AM in room 500 at the Cross State Office Building in Augusta. Listen live on 8/14 … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Live Broadcast of 8/14 Hearing on Proposed Rule Chapter 134 (Regulations for Awarding a High School Diploma)

PRIORITY NOTICE: Maine DOE Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Chapter 134 (regulations for awarding a high school diploma)

The Maine DOE welcomes comments on proposed regulation, Chapter 134 pursuant to 20-A MRS §4722-A (Regulations for Awarding a High School Diploma). A public hearing will be held on August 14th in room 500 at the Cross State Office Building from 9-11 am. Anyone unable to attend the public hearing may send written comments by … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Maine DOE Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Chapter 134 (regulations for awarding a high school diploma)

PRIORITY NOTICE: Guidance on usage of additional state funds from 2017-2018 budget

The Department has received several requests from school administrative units for guidance regarding the interpretation of PL 2017 Chapter 284, Section JJJJJJJ. The Department offers this guidance with the caveats that 1) Differing legal interpretations may be put forth and in those instances, we would recommend consulting your school unit’s legal counsel and 2) this … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Guidance on usage of additional state funds from 2017-2018 budget

PRIORITY NOTICE: Infinite Campus data entry to close at 12pm 7/13

As a reminder, as part of the planned closure of the Infinite Campus State Edition and transition to the new Synergy System, it is necessary for the Maine Department of Education (DOE) to end the 2016-2017 school year and remove access to update student data and enrollments as of 12:00pm on Thursday July 13, 2017. … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Infinite Campus data entry to close at 12pm 7/13

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

PRIORITY NOTICE: Restraint and Seclusion Overview and Awareness Information Course Available

In partnership with SafeSchools, the Maine DOE is providing a course to all Maine schools that is an overview of Chapter 33: Rule Governing Physical Restraint and Seclusion at no cost to the local school system. In accordance with Chapter 33, “Annually, each covered entity shall provide overview and awareness information to all staff, including … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Restraint and Seclusion Overview and Awareness Information Course Available