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TO:                  Superintendents of Schools


FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner of Education


DATE:             July 13, 2004


RE:                  Information from Superintendents’ Conference



I wanted to provide all of you information that was distributed at the Superintendents’ Conference that was held recently in Bar Harbor on June 20-22, 2004.  The purpose of providing this information to you electronically is so that you can share it with staff in your school districts, if you like. 


The following information is included; simply click on the hyperlink and the document will open:


ü      Major Education Laws Enacted by the 121st Legislature Summary List



ü      Implications of NCLB



ü      LASIS templates

·        Peer Review Grid

·        LASIS-127 Checklist



ü      Informational Letter # 136 (Highly Qualified Teacher Identification – Teachers of Foreign Language)



ü      NCLB Newsletter, 6/1/04, Vol. 3, No. 10 (portion – “Ed Releases Guidance on Parental Involvement”)



ü      MEDMS Update



ü      Update on LR Implementation Issues PowerPoint



ü      School Improvement Guide – LEA (MDOE and School Improvement Responsibilities under NCLB Fact Sheet)



ü      $300 FAQ Laptop Rental Agreement