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TO:††††††††††††††††† Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Vocational School Directors, Special Education Directors, Presidents of Maine Professional Educational Associations


FROM:†††††††††††† J. Duke Albanese, Commissioner


DATE:†††††††††††† May 30, 2002


RE:†††††††††††††††††† State of Maine Guidelines for Coordinating School Health Programs



††††††††† I am pleased to announce the release of the State of Maine Guidelines for Coordinating School Health Programs. This document gives all School Administrative Units in Maine and their communities a systemic framework for creating healthy schools and healthy students so no child gets left behind in his/her pursuit of a quality education. I hope you will use this guide to support the health and education of your students, their families and all those who work so hard in your schools to teach and support children as learners.


††††††††† Three copies of the guide are being sent to all School Administrative Units. Each guide is designed to be placed in a binder and is sectioned so pieces can be extracted and given to those responsible for each of the components. Edits to the document will be made yearly via the Stateís web site for Coordinating School Health Programs at


††††††††† The document acknowledges the involvement of many associations and 7 different State agencies in its creation; for, if we are truly going to address the issue of healthy schools and healthy students, the task cannot be educationís alone. I wish to join the State Board of Education in thanking all those who have worked so hard to make this guide possible.


For more information you may contact:


William Primmerman, Director for Coordinating School Health Programs

Maine Department of Education

23 State House Station, Cross State Office Building, 5th Floor

Augusta, ME04333-0023.


Phone: 207-624-6698, Fax: 624-6651, or email: