PRIORITY NOTICE: Reporting 2017-18 Student Information – Due Date October 31, 2017

TO:               Private School Administrators FROM:          Dr. Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Maine Education Commissioner DATE:           October 10, 2017 SUBJECT:     Reporting 2017-18 Student Information – Due Date October 31, 2017 The Synergy State edition is online for school year 2017-18 updates. The updated 2017-18 student information will be utilized … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Reporting 2017-18 Student Information – Due Date October 31, 2017

PRIORITY NOTICE: Urgent message regarding uploading student enrollment data

The Maine Department of Education is working quickly to resolve reported issues that School Administrative Units (SAU) are experiencing in uploading and validating October 1 student enrollment counts in the Synergy State Edition Student System. The Department understands your frustration and concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience these issues have caused. Please be advised that Department … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Urgent message regarding uploading student enrollment data

Synergy technical issues resolved

The Department has resolved a technical issue with the upload functionality for special education data in the Synergy State Edition Student System.  To solve this issue, it was necessary to delete all special education data that had been uploaded prior to 1:00pm on Friday, October 6, 2017. If you have uploaded your special education data prior to this date/time, it will be necessary for … Continue reading Synergy technical issues resolved

PRIORITY NOTICE: Maine DOE’s path forward with respect to Chapter 134 (Regulations for Awarding a High School Diploma)

After careful review of all oral and written comments received by the Maine DOE regarding proposed rule Chapter 134, Regulations for Awarding a High School Diploma, the Maine DOE has made the decision to withdraw the current proposed rule and restart the rulemaking process after a brief pause for conceptual conversations. The conceptual conversations will … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Maine DOE’s path forward with respect to Chapter 134 (Regulations for Awarding a High School Diploma)

National Board Certified Teacher Scholarship Funds available

State law, 20-A MRSA Section 13013-A subsection 5 & 6; as amended by PL 2012 c. 702, established the National Board Certification Scholarship Fund to encourage teachers to apply to and enroll in the certification program offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, or its successor organization. A school administrative unit or a … Continue reading National Board Certified Teacher Scholarship Funds available

National Board Certified Teacher Salary Supplement Request due November 10

Superintendents of a school administrative unit or the director of a publicly-supported secondary school or CTE region, with eligible staff who have attained National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification prior to July 1, 2017, must submit to the Maine DOE the list of those eligible to receive the salary supplement for the 2017-18 school … Continue reading National Board Certified Teacher Salary Supplement Request due November 10

FY17 EF-S-07 Opening for Data Entry on October 18th

The EF-S-07, Special Education Out of District Placement Tuition and Board report for Fiscal year 2017 will open for data entry on October 18, 2017  and will close for submission on November 18, 2017. Districts that paid out of district placement tuition during FY17 school year are urged to compile the information before October 18 … Continue reading FY17 EF-S-07 Opening for Data Entry on October 18th