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Mission

The Student Assistant Team Unit, within the Department of Education, provides training and resources to school personnel for the development, implementation, and maintenance of building level Student Assistance Teams.  

These self-directed teams operate kindergarten through grade 12 to help students overcome academic and social problems which hinder their attainment of Maine’s Learning Results. 

Through this intake and referral system, schools can improve services for all children based on their individual strengths and needs thereby helping them achieve the Learning Results.  

Student Assistance Teams increase collaboration among schools, families, and community agencies and may serve as a pre-referral mechanism to special education.