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Informational Letter:  32

 

Policy Code:   DDA

 

To:                   Superintendents

 

From:               J. Duke Albanese, Commissioner

 

RE:                   No Child Left Behind Act Title IID, Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech) Competitive Grants

 

Date:                December 17, 2002

 

On July 11, 2002 the Maine Department of Education was awarded a grant under the No Child Left Behind Act Title IID, Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech) Program. As part of that grant, the Department of Education is required to award one half of the proceeds, minus 5% of the total retained for technical assistance and administration, in competitive grants.

 

Under the legislation, only Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that meet the requirements under Title IID are eligible to submit competitive grant proposals. These include LEAs deemed as “High Need”, meaning the LEA has a “Priority School” identified using the Maine Department of Education Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) calculation for 2001. LEAs with the highest numbers or percentages of children from families with income below the poverty line also are eligible.

 

The term “poverty line”, for the purposes of this grant, means the poverty line (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with section 673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act) applicable to a family of the size involved (ESEA Section 9101(33)).  (See the U.S. Census website at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/schooltoc.html).

 

Sixty-four LEAs have been determined to qualify as eligible, including 17 “Priority Schools,” and they have been sent a Request For Proposals (RFP). The list of LEAs eligible to submit an RFP follows and appears on the Department’s web site http://www.maine.gov/education/nclb/IID


Proposals may also be submitted by Eligible Local Partnerships that include: at least one “High-Need” LEA; institutes of higher education; for-profit businesses or organizations that develop, design, manufacturer, or produce technology products; public or private non-profit organizations with demonstrated experience in application of educational technology to instruction. Eligible Local Partnerships may include other LEAs, educational service agencies, libraries or other educational entities appropriate to provide local programs.

 

For additional information about the No Child Left Behind Act Title IID, Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech) Competitive Grants visit the Maine Department of Education web site or contact Bob McIntire at the Department. His telephone number is 624-6778 or e-mail bob.mcintire@state.me.us

 

Title IID Local Educational Agency (LEA) Ranking

LEAs eligible to apply based on poverty index (above 18%) and LEAs with Priority Schools

LEA with Priority School in Bold

 

 

 

District

%  

ME YOUTH CENTER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

100.0

EDUCATION IN UNORGANIZED TERRITORIES

78.9

WESLEY

54.8

S.A.D. 14       DANFORTH

37.2

S.A.D. 19       LUBEC

36.5

VANCEBORO

36.1

STEUBEN

35.3

JONESPORT

31.4

ALEXANDER

30.8

HARMONY

30.5

SEDGWICK

27.3

BEALS

27.1

S.A.D. 13       BINGHAM

26.7

BROOKSVILLE

26.6

S.A.D. 74       ANSON

25.4

S.A.D. 37       HARRINGTON

24.0

GOVERNOR BAXTER SCH FOR THE DEAF

24.0

SCHOODIC CSD    SULLIVAN

23.8

S.A.D. 24       VAN BUREN

23.8

MOOSABEC CSD    JONESPORT

23.4

RANGELEY

23.2

STOCKHOLM

23.1

JONESBORO

23.0

S.A.D. 70       HODGDON

22.5

BRIDGEWATER

22.4

FRENCHBORO

22.2

S.A.D. 43       MEXICO

21.8

S.A.D. 25       SHERMAN

21.8

EASTON

21.7

WATERVILLE

21.4

S.A.D. 67       LINCOLN

21.4

S.A.D. 42       MARS HILL

21.1

S.A.D. 03       THORNDIKE

21.0

CARIBOU

21.0

PEMBROKE

20.8

S.A.D. 12       JACKMAN

20.8

EASTPORT

20.5

OTIS

20.3

PERU

20.1

ISLE AU HAUT

20.0

S.A.D. 59       MADISON

19.9

PORTLAND

19.9

S.A.D. 53       PITTSFIELD

19.6

CRANBERRY ISLES

19.4

SHIRLEY

19.2

S.A.D. 30       LEE

19.0

CHARLOTTE

18.9

OLD TOWN

18.6

S.A.D. 76       SWANS ISLAND

18.6

S.A.D. 54       SKOWHEGAN

18.6

TREMONT

18.5

S.A.D. 01       PRESQUE ISLE

18.5

S.A.D. 32       ASHLAND

18.3

FLANDR BAY CSD  SULLIVAN

18.2

S.A.D. 36       LIVERMORE FALLS

18.0

S.A.D. 34       BELFAST

17.7

APPLETON

17.5

S.A.D. 56       SEARSPORT

16.7

S.A.D. 17       NORWAY

15.9

CHELSEA

15.3

SANFORD

13.6

JEFFERSON

12.2

S.A.D. 61       BRIDGTON

10.5

ARUNDEL

8.4

TRENTON

6.9