Department receives 23 Part I applications for Regional Service Centers

The Department received Part I Applications from 23 proposed regional service centers by the November 30 deadline. The proposals include 102 discrete school administrative units from across the state, with all but one with an operational date of July 1, 2018. The Department will be reviewing applications through the month of December and further guidance … Continue reading Department receives 23 Part I applications for Regional Service Centers

PRIORITY NOTICE: Deadline for Part I Application for Regional Service Centers is November 30

As a reminder, the deadline for school administrative units to submit the Part I Application for a Regional Service Center (i.e. School Management and Leadership Centers) is November 30, 2017. The short online Part I Application is conceptual in nature and does not take long to complete. Part I must be submitted online by the … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Deadline for Part I Application for Regional Service Centers is November 30

PRIORITY NOTICE: Misinformation Diminishes Opportunities for Students

The Maine Department of Education responds, point-by-point, to a recent article in the Sun Journal that contains numerous inaccuracies about regionalization. Many stakeholders agree that finding efficiencies through regionalization efforts is a good idea for students and school communities. We hope that our clarifications will allow the positive conversations to continue. KINGFIELD — The Regional … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Misinformation Diminishes Opportunities for Students

PRIORITY NOTICE: Regional Service Center application and guidance now available

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to announce that guidance documents, applications and forms for Regional Service Centers are now available on the EMBRACE Regionalization Information Center located on the Maine Department of Education Website. In a two part application process for Regional Service Centers, pursuant to 20-A M.R.S. Chapter 123: School Management and … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Regional Service Center application and guidance now available

Additional support for regionalization now available

Earlier this week seven educators participated in the Maine DOE's orientation and training session to become approved facilitators and consultants for the Department's EMBRACE regionalization initiatives. The Department is providing regional groups of school administrative units (SAUs) with up to $7,500 in funding for facilitation services delivered by individuals who have met these training expectations. The … Continue reading Additional support for regionalization now available

FEDES regional grant opportunity info session on 9/26

The Maine DOE is seeking proposals to fund eligible projects through the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services (FEDES) - RFP # 201708145 and is reminding school district administrators and other interested stakeholders of an online/telephone Informational Session next Tuesday, September 26 at 3 p.m. The session will begin with a brief introduction … Continue reading FEDES regional grant opportunity info session on 9/26

MEDIA RELEASE: Maine DOE announces $5 million available for regional grant opportunities

The State of Maine has announced a competitive grant opportunity for the Fund for Efficient Delivery of Educational Services (FEDES) to assist in financing the cost of local and regional initiatives to improve educational opportunity and student achievement through more efficient delivery of education programs and services. The FEDES grant opportunity is part of the … Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Maine DOE announces $5 million available for regional grant opportunities