|The Department of Education has announced an extension on the deadline for student counts after hearing concern from superintendents across the state about problems with the new software system they are being asked to use.
Accurate student counts are critical because they drive funding.
The deadline has been extended to Nov. 7.
The DOE newsroom posted this bulletin:
Due to the continued data access and quality issues integrating the student data from Synergy to the EPS reports in NEO, the Maine Department of Education is extending the certification deadline from October 31st to November 7th for Essential Programs and Services (EPS) Student Enrollment and Special Education Child Count (EF-S-05 Part 1).
Subsequently, the upload period has been extended from October 23rd to October 30th. Therefore, changes to data will continue to automatically refresh the EPS and Special Education Child Count reports in NEO up until October 30th, after that point in time, any changes will require a manual refresh. Enrollment certification reports cannot be submitted until October 30th, and are now due by November 7th.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As of today, Special Education Child Count EF-S-05 Part 1 student data is not syncing correctly to the summary table in the October EPS Student Count report in NEO. We are working on that fix and hope to have that corrected very soon.
If you have further questions or if you are not sure how to upload or enter your data, or if you need access to Synergy or NEO, please contact the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 624-6896.