Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the 2015 reiteration of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act), the federal government’s primary mechanism for supporting schools, closing achievement gaps, and school accountability. Each year the Maine Department of Education publishes a report for each district. The newly launched ESEA dashboard can be found below.

District and School ESEA Report Cards
District and School ESEA Report Cards include information about literacy, mathematics, and science from 2017-2021.  You can search for and review district and school reports here.
Title IA Title IA ensures all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on Maine Learning Results.

MSAD 75 uses these dollars to fund literacy and math intervention teachers and several educational technicians at Bowdoin Central School, Bowdoinham Community School, Harpswell Community School, and Woodside Elementary School offering targeted instruction to qualifying students.

Money is also used to support professional development as well as purchase materials to support the learning needs of individual students. Additionally, Title IA funds fund summer sessions for teacher-referred students in need of continued support.

MSAD 75 is seeking parents and community members for membership on a Parent Advisory Committee to meet annually, review the Title IA policy, and seek input needed to help extend and reinforce your child’s learning experiences. The committee also review the Parent/School Compacts. If you would like to join this committee, please call Amanda Hersey, Assistant Superintendent at (207) 729-9961 or email at [email protected].

Title IIA Title IIA “Improving Teacher Quality” funds help to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping school districts ensure that all teachers are highly qualified to teach. 

If you would like to give feedback on either of these grants, we have created a Google survey for you to access here.
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Public and Annual Notification
Each recipient of a federal grant under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 must display, in a public place, the hotline contact information of the US Department of Education Office of the Inspector General (ED OIG) to ensure that any individual who observes, detects, or suspects improper use of taxpayer funds can report such improper use. Information related to how to file a report of fraud, waste and abuse in addition to the contact information and office hours of the ED OIG must be posted by SAUs.  
As outlined in the November 15th priority notice  and as required by 2 CFR §200.113, as a recipient of federal funds, the Maine Department of Education (DOE) must annually ensure that Maine school administrative units (SAUs) are aware that: 
A) SAUs must disclose in a timely manner, in writing to the Maine DOE, all violations of federal criminal law involving fraud, bribery, or gratuity violations potentially affecting the federal award.
B) SAUs that have received federal funds are required to report certain civil criminal, or administrative proceedings to the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) within the System of Award Management (SAM) and 
C) SAUs need to annually notify employees of their responsibility to report fraud.  
Contact the Hotline 
The OIG encourages you to use its online form to file your complaint.  
You can also download the OIG Hotline Form and mail or fax it to the OIG office. Please note that it will take longer to process your complaint if submitted by mail or fax.  
U.S. Department of Education 
Office of Inspector General Hotline 
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. 
Washington D.C. 20202-1500 
Fax: (202) 245-7047 

If you need assistance, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call the OIG Hotline at 1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733) 

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