March 3, 2017 – Please provide feedback!
The Maine Department of Education released a draft of Maine’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Consolidated Plan on March 1, 2017. ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. Maine’s draft ESSA State Consolidated plan is now open for public viewing, comment and feedback for the next 30 days with the comment period closing on March 30, 2017. Please take some of your time over the next couple of weeks to review the plan and provide feedback to the Maine DOE. The draft ESSA State Consolidated plan is available on the Maine Department of Education website. We encourage your comments and feedback. We want you to have a voice in ensuring that ALL students are afforded the same educational opportunities and supports to ensure student success.
A link to the Maine DOE priority notice outlining the release of the ESSA draft plan can be found here: https://mainedoenews.net/2017/03/01/priority-notice-seeking-public-comment-for-the-maine-department-of-education-every-student-succeeds-act-essa-consolidated-state-plan/
A link to the Executive Summary document can be found here: http://www.maine.gov/doe/essa/documents/MaineESSADraftPlanOverviewforrelease3.1.2017.pdf
A link to the draft ESSA State Consolidated Plan can be found here: http://www.maine.gov/doe/essa/documents/17-0528ESSADRAFTConsolidatedStatePlan_FinalCleanv7.pdf
RSU 22 Title I Programming
Since 1965 and the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I has provided a source of federal funding to America’s schools. Based on local poverty data and demographics, Title I formulas determine the funding allocation for Maine districts. Those funds allow Title I schools to provide supplemental instructional services and resources to assist students in achieving local learning goals and targets.
There are two models for Title I services, targeted assistance and school wide, allowed under the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. Leroy Smith School and Samuel Wagner School (to a lesser degree) operate a targeted assistance model.
Only identified students receive intervention in a targeted assistance model and the intervention must be supplemental to the school’s regular education program. Among the required criteria for operating a targeted assistance model are the use of scientifically research based instructional practices, provisions to increase parental involvement, and the assignment of highly qualified teachers to instructional settings serving eligible students.
Parent and school connections are an important component of our targeted assistance program. Annually, schools hold parent teachers conferences. However, conferences are available to parents during the year at mutually convenient times.
Annually, Leroy Smith School holds a parent school compact meeting. At the compact meeting (which includes school leadership, Title I faculty, and parents) the compact is reviewed and voted upon.
RSU 22 and Smith/Wagner schools believe that parents play a primary role in accelerating the achievement of their children. We encourage parent participation of all children in activities and conversations that will enhance the home school relationship, will extend the ability of parents to support academic opportunities, and will encourage involvement in their child’s learning. Parents are encouraged to contact the school to review opportunities for home-school connections.
Leroy Smith 223-4282
Samuel Wagner 223-4309
RSU 22 Parent Involvement Policy KBF
RSU #22 Information Regarding NCLB Monitoring and Oversight
The RSU 22 NCLB application, and associated information, is on file: Superintendent’s Office 24 Main Road North Hampden, Maine 04444
Each year the application is available for public review.
Public comments are welcomed.
Contact: Mary Giard, RSU 22 Curriculum Director
firstname.lastname@example.org (207) 862-3844