Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
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.
29 days ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSBA
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
about 1 month ago, MSBA
MSBA
Governor Mills and Dr. Shah Thank Maine Teachers https://youtu.be/S89t1M5kKb4
3 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
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.
3 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
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
4 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
4 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
5 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
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.
5 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Click on the following link to view the November/December 2020 issue of the MSBA Update: https://5il.co/nc6q
6 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Registration is now open for the 47th Annual MSMA Fall Conference. Registration should be made through the Superintendent's office. We hope you can join us virtually on Oct. 30-31. #MSMAFC2020
7 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Click on the following link to view the September 2020 issue of the MSBA Update: https://5il.co/lkk4
8 months ago, MSBA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Lots of great energy and questions at the Cultural Competence Institute initial session tonight! Great representation from across the state. There is still time to sign up for the September session or the full series!
9 months ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSBA
Announcing the Cultural Competence Institute for all Maine educators – click the link below for additional information. https://5il.co/jl4e
9 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Secretary DeVos Awards More than $180 Million to States Rethinking K-12 Education to Better Meet Students’ Needs During Coronavirus Disruption https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/secretary-devos-awards-more-180-million-states-rethinking-k-12-education-better-meet-students%E2%80%99-needs-during-coronavirus-disruption
10 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
PRIORITY NOTICE: Coronavirus Relief Funds Allocations, Update https://mailchi.mp/maine/crf-allocation-update?e=2cff93feff
10 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
To Protect Health of Students & Staff, Mills Administration Provides Public Health Guidance & Financial Support to School Systems Across Maine https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/protect-health-students-staff-mills-administration-provides-public-health-guidance-financial
10 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Support Question 1 on expanding internet on July 14 https://www.msmaweb.com/article/268893?org=msma
10 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Working Draft: Return to Classroom Instruction Framework https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19/reintegrate
11 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Maine’s Educational Organizations Stand Together and pause to honor Juneteenth https://5il.co/he53
11 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Click on the following link to view the May/June 2020 issue of the MSBA Update: https://5il.co/h072
11 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
We All Benefit by Responding to the 2020 Census - counting everyone in the 2020 Census can help communities receive funding for health care, education, emergency services, and more. Your Response Can Make a Difference. https://2020census.gov/en.html?utm_campaign=20200518chc20s1ccallrs&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
12 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Click the link below to view the Joint Regional Meeting with Washington (Region III) and Hancock (Region IV) on May 14, 2020. https://www.dropbox.com/s/qx12u0094f51eu5/MSBA%20Joint%20Regional%20Meeting%20Regions%20III%20and%20IV%205-14-2020.mp4?dl=0
12 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
Mills Administration Secures WiFi & Learning Devices for 100 Percent of Maine Students Reporting a Need In Face of COVID-19’s Impacts on Schools https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1321400?e=2cff93feff
12 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
PRIORITY NOTICE: USDA Pandemic EBT Program https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321372?e=2cff93feff
12 months ago, MSBA
MSBA
PRIORITY NOTICE: Covid 19 Responsive Guidance on Graduation Ceremonies https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321328?e=2cff93feff
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Don’t Forget to Respond: 2020 Census Reminder Postcards Arriving https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCENSUS/bulletins/28a13c5
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Click on the following link to view the April 2020 issue of the MSBA Update: https://5il.co/fw9a
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
PRIORITY NOTICE: Pending Guidance for Decision Making https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=e08e70d317
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Resources for CARES Act Grant Fund Distribution https://www.msmaweb.com/article/237708?org=msba
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Click the link below for tips for School Board members to look and sound your best online during remote meetings https://5il.co/fgez
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Center for Safe Schools COVID-19 Webinar - Navigating Virtual Education -- with Calm, Connectedness and Compassion Roundtable Discussion Bios - https://5il.co/fd2n Roundtable Discussion Overview - https://5il.co/fd2o
about 1 year ago, MSBA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Please take time to complete the 2020 Census Survey! So important for schools, state and local agencies to have a Complete Count for Maine.
about 1 year ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSBA
Your Response Today Can Shape Your Future The 2020 Census is underway. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing 48.1% of all households in America. Make sure that you and your friends and family are included in this once-a-decade count. https://2020census.gov/?utm_campaign=20200413chc20s1ccallrs&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Cyberbullying Is On The Rise During The Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/coronavirus-cyberbullying-distance-learning/
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
PRIORITY NOTICE: Unified Guidance Regarding Executive Orders and School Personnel: All School Services and Employees are Essential https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=169f6e9329
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Click on the following link to view the March 2020 issue of the MSBA Update: https://5il.co/ejho
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Update from Commissioner Makin 3-27-20 https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321000?e=ebadcd071b
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Video Message From Commissioner Makin Regarding Pandemic: March 22, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF562moq1yY&feature=youtu.be
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Proposed Rulemaking for Rule Chapter 112 https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1320899?e=2cff93feff
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Why Outbreaks like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially and How to "Flatten the Curve" https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
DOE Commissioner’s Message to the Field https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1320895?e=2cff93feff
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Governor Mills Takes Further Steps to Respond to COVID-19, Protect Health and Safety of Maine People https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-takes-further-steps-respond-covid-19-protect-health-and-safety-maine-people
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Governor Mills, Legislature Spearhead Emergency Legislative Package to Respond to COVID-19 https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-legislature-spearhead-emergency-legislative-package-respond-covid-19-2020-03-17
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
As COVID-19 spreads throughout the country, more schools are canceling classes and shifting their in-person instructional time online. Many teachers are now trying to understand the ins-and-outs of distance learning. The good news is: help is available! Many companies are offering teachers and schools access to their online platforms for free for the duration of their closure. The Center for Safe Schools has put together a list of free online resources. This list can be accessed here: https://schoolchoiceweek.com/37-free-online-resources-for-schools-shifting-online-during-coronavirus/
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Coronavirus and school closures - the importance of social distancing. Linked below is an article from Ariadne Labs on the benefits of social distancing. https://5il.co/dtoi
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Please click the link below to read the priority notice from Commission Makin regarding the close of schools due to COVID-19. https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19/closeofschools
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Governor Announces Significant Recommendations & Signs Civil Emergency Proclamation to Respond to COVID-19 in Maine https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-announces-significant-recommendations-signs-civil-emergency-proclamation-respond
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
The most up-to-date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Schools can be found on the Maine DOE website. Under "Important Links" you can also find a webinar with guidance for schools. https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Governor Mills convened her Coronavirus Response Team charged with coordinating State government’s response across departments and local agencies and health authorities to the potential spread of novel coronavirus. Click the link below for additional information. https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-convenes-coronavirus-response-team-2020-03-02
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Click on the following link to view the January/February 2020 issue of the MSBA Update: https://5il.co/dbcc
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Please click the link below to read the Priority Notice from the Maine DOE - Reminders for School Communities Regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus https://mainedoenews.net/2020/02/26/priority-notice-reminders-for-school-communities-regarding-the-2019-novel-coronavirus/
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Save the Date for the MaineSpark and MSBA Equity in Education Summit on May 18th at Thomas College in Waterville. Registration and event details will be sent at a later date.
about 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
President Sue Hawes and President-Elect Becky Fles all ready for the NSBA 2020 Advocacy Institute.
over 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Gene Robinson, of the Washington Post and MSNBC, addresses NSBA Advocacy Institute. MSBA’s Sue Hawes, Becky Fles, and ED Steve Bailey prep for their trip to Maine’s Congressional Delegation on Tuesday. #NSBAAI20, @MSMA207, @MSBA_MSSA_MSMA
over 1 year ago, MSBA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Am learning here today at NSBA Equity Symposium with MSBA President Sue Hawes and Pres-Elect Becky Fles at ending panel session - very powerful.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSBA
DOE Commissioner Pender Makin discusses department initiatives for the new year with the MSBA Board of Directors at their January 4, 2020, meeting.
over 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Members of the MSBA Resolutions Committee look ahead to the work that ultimately will be discussed by Delegate Assembly.
over 1 year ago, MSBA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
School Board members and superintendents spend time at collective bargaining workshop learning about impacts of new legislation. Important learning as they prepare to share with colleagues.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSBA
Click below to view the November/December issue of the MSBA Update https://5il.co/bkag
over 1 year ago, MSBA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
President Sue Hawes and I spoke with newly elected MSBA Director Sarah Thompson of the Portland School Board this morning welcoming her to the MSBA Executive Board. A second meeting will be held with new members Natalie Andrews of RSU 17 and Jamie Bohanon of the Baileyville School Board on the 19th of December. Looking forward to their contributions to the work of the Board. The MSBA Board of Directors hold their next meeting on Saturday, January 4th.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSBA
Phone and Internet services have been restored to our offices. We apologize for any inconvenience this interruption in communication may have caused.
over 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
We are experiencing difficulty with our phone reception this morning. Please try to communicate with us via email. We will post a new message when the problem has been resolved.
over 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Maine Education Center for.the Deaf and Hard of Hearing school board members participate in professional learning as part of their Saturday November 16 retreat - this session led by MSMA Executive Director Steve Bailey.
over 1 year ago, MSBA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Meet MSBA’s 2019-2020 Officers and Past President: Kim Bedard, Vice President Lucy Richard, President Sue Hawes, and President-Elect Becky Fles.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSBA
Great afternoon at the Board Chair PreConference with 48 board chairs and aspiring chairs. Thanks to presenters Sue Hawes, Maureen King, Terry McCabe and Steve Bailey.
over 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
The October MSBA Update Newsletter is now available https://5il.co/avl3
over 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
The Fall Conference clinic program is now available. https://5il.co/ara0
over 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
Regional meetings for school board members will be held at Fall Conference on Thursday, Oct. 24th from 1:25-2:25 p.m. Join other members from your region to meet, connect, and share successes/challenges with each other.
over 1 year ago, MSBA
MSBA
This year’s Delegate Assembly is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 24, the first day of the MSMA Annual Fall Conference, in the Kennebec/Penobscot Room. Since the Delegate Assembly is responsible for proposed Constitution and Bylaws changes and considers resolutions of the Association, your election of a local delegate is strongly encouraged.
over 1 year ago, MSBA