Maine seeks comments on school accountability push
AUGUSTA, Maine—Maine's Department of Education is inviting the public to weigh in one last time on its plan for holding schools accountable and helping them improve.
The public comments will be considered for the department's formal request for flexibility to the U.S. Department of Education. That will be filed by Sept. 6.
Since fall 2011, the department's surveyed more than 1,500 people, held several public forums, opened a website and held working groups with stakeholders' participation.
The final forums are scheduled for Monday online, Tuesday at Westbrook Middle School, and Thursday at Brewer Community School.
The Department's Accountability and Improvement System webpage is http://www.maine.gov/doe/accountability. A public survey is on the same page.