Congratulations Commissioner Makin on receiving the MSBA Distinguished Service Award as presented today at the 2021 MSMA Annual Fall Conference. Thank you for your leadership during these difficult times.
So pleased to see Dr. Shah receive the MSBA 2021 Distinguished Service Award as presented today at the 2021 MSMA Fall Conference. Congratulations and thank you Dr. Shah!
ConnectKidsNow! Ensuring a Continuity of Learning https://mainedoenews.net/2021/09/29/connectkidsnow-ensuring-a-continuity-of-learning/
Click on the following link to view the September 2021 issue of the MSBA Update: https://5il.co/zmrd
Vaccinations, masks, and best practice safety precautions https://www.msmaweb.com/article/526607
Toolkit of Resources Available to Promote the Meal Benefit Application https://www.maine.gov/doe/schools/nutrition/studenteligibility/mealbenefittoolkit
Maine DOE Priority Notice New Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Ordering https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1323636?e=2cff93feff
Save the Date! Dr. Nirav Shah is planning a webinar for school and district leaders and school nurses on Thursday, July 29 at 8 a.m. He will cover multiple topics including the USCDC guidance, pooled testing, DHHS requirement for reporting vaccination rates in schools, masks and transportation, etc.!! Additional information will be sent before July 29th.
Call to Action for Maine Parents: Complete the Meal Benefit Application at School This Year – Even if School Meals are Free https://mainedoenews.net/2021/07/14/media-release-call-to-action-for-maine-parents-complete-the-meal-benefit-at-school-this-year-even-if-school-meals-are-free/
Governor Mills Signs Bill to Expand Access to Child Care https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-signs-bill-expand-access-child-care-2021-07-12
Click on the following link to view the June 2021 issue of the MSBA Update - which includes Significant Legislative Updates from the Recent Session: https://5il.co/vc2z
School Nutrition Programs to Feed Children Beyond School Year with Summer Food Service Program https://mainedoenews.net/2021/06/04/media-release-school-nutrition-programs-to-feed-children-beyond-school-year-with-summer-food-service-program/
Congratulations to Portland Public Schools who received the NSBA Magna Award for districts with 5000 - 20000 students. Make It Happen was recognized as a college readiness & academic support program for multilingual students. NSBA announced this at their recent conference.
Register today for the NSBA 2021 Online Experience to be held April 8-10, 2021. Buy one registration and get one free! Click the link below for additional information. https://www.nsba.org/Events/NSBA-2021-Online-Experience
Governor Mills and Dr. Shah Thank Maine Teachers https://youtu.be/S89t1M5kKb4
Postponed - the Region V (Mid-Coast) Regional School Board meeting scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, February 2 has been postponed due to the inclement weather. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.
The Maine Broadband Coalition has launched a statewide “Get Up To Speed” internet speed test mapping initiative. The goal is to gather data from across the state to generate the most comprehensive map of both the presence and quality of internet in Maine to date. Click the link below to take the 1-minute test to map your own speed. https://www.mainebroadbandcoalition.org/speedtesting-link
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion combined statement and events of the last week https://mainedoenews.net/2020/12/11/joint-statement-of-commitment-and-support-for-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-in-maine-schools/
School Not A Major Source Of COVID-19 Spread, Study Indicates https://consumer.healthday.com/12-16-schools-day-cares-not-big-factor-in-kids-getting-covid-study-2649493164.html
CCI Session 3 Postponed Tonight - Due to the impending rain and wind storm as well as the concern about power outages and loss of internet access across many parts of the state, Session 3 has been postponed tonight and has been rescheduled for Monday, December 14th at 6 p.m.