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TO:                  Superintendents of Schools


FROM:            Suzan A. Gendron, Commissioner of Education


DATE:             June 9, 2004


RE:                   Save the Date – August 12th Accountability Event



“Rethinking Accountability – Building State and Local Capacity for Achieving Maine’s Education Vision”


Part I of a Four-Part Series


District Teams will have an opportunity to acquire new information and perspective related to build a balanced system of accountability.  Associated tools and materials will be provided.


When:              August 12, 2004

                        Program:  8:30 AM to 3:00 PM


Where:             Augusta Civic Center, North Wing


Who:                Events Designed for District Teams – Superintendent, School Board Member, Administrator, Teacher and Parent



Speakers:         Governor Baldacci, Commissioner Gendron, Harry Pringle and Eric Herlan (Drummond & Woodsum), Ken Jones, Director of Teacher Education, USM


Cost:                Minimal Fee with Lunch and materials provided



Note:  This will be the 1st in a series of four “Rethinking Accountability” events aimed at providing support to LEAs for meeting the needs of all learners.  Follow-up events will be held in September, December, and March.  Course credit option will be available.  REGISTRATION MATERIALS TO FOLLOW NEXT WEEK…


For further information:  contact Rachelle Tome, Tel: 624-6708 or email: