Embrace Regionalization Information Center

As part of Maine’s plan for putting students first, the Maine Department of Education is focused on improving educational services and increasing student achievement through creative regional partnerships.

As we work together with local districts to help facilitate regional efforts, the Maine DOE is framing the discussion as EMBRACE: Enabling Maine students to benefit from regional and coordinated approaches to education to help focus conversations, visions, and goals that improve education for all Maine students.

Embracing Regionalization: The Options (PDF, 170 KB) - Informational PowerPoint presented at Maine School Management Association's Fall Conference, Oct 27, 2017

Regional Service Centers

We encourage interested parties to take advantage of the Department’s current and upcoming support efforts. In addition, we are happy to meet with SAU leader partner groups or individuals here in our offices to discuss possibilities.

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Fund for Efficient Delivery of Educational Services (FEDES)

We encourage those interested to take advantage of the Department’s current and upcoming funding options.

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Ongoing Projects & Success Stories

Regionalization efforts are already underway, both through support from the Maine DOE and through well established and on-going partnerships at the local level.

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Join the Conversation

In December 2016 the Maine DOE announced a survey asking administrators and district leaders a selection of questions about the barriers they faced when pursuing regionalization efforts.

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For further information about EMBRACE and regionalization communications, contact Director of Communications Rachel Paling at rachel.paling@maine.gov.

For questions and inquiries about regionalization opportunities, contact Regionalization Project Manager Jennifer Pooler at jennifer.g.pooler@maine.gov.