EMBRACE Regionalized Programs and Services

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

To view statewide regionalization initiatives by location, including Regional Service Centers, and both rounds of EMBRACE grants, click on the EMBRACE Regionalization Google Interactive Map.

 

Regional Service Center
(RSC)
Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services Grant
(FEDES)
Ongoing Projects

A Regional Service Center (RSC), as established by Title 20-A MRS Chapter 123, is a multiservice agency established and operated for the purposes of developing, managing, and providing services to its members.

Membership is voluntary and incentivized. The services offered by the RSC, as well as those utilized by its members, are at the discretion of the membership.

The Fund for Efficient Delivery of Educational Services (FEDES), as established by Title 20-A MRS Chapter 114-A, and in accordance to Department of Education Rule Chapter 122, was created to assist in financing the cost of local and regional initiatives to improve educational opportunity and student achievement through more efficient delivery of educational programs and services.

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

For questions and inquiries about regionalization opportunities, contact Regionalization Project Manager Jennifer Pooler at jennifer.g.pooler@maine.gov or Regionalization Coordinator Deb Lajoie at deborah.j.lajoie@maine.gov.

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