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Department of Education

 Record Group
Identifier: US-MeSA-05

Scope and Contents

The Maine State Archives (MSA) collects and holds the permanent historical records of the Maine State Government. MSA was created in 1965. By 1971, MSA housed the historical records that had been held by the Secretary of State, Legislature, Courts and Executive Departments. This included records from defunct agencies.

With the implementation of a records management system, groups of records were identified as having permanent historical value and were sent to the Archives after a designated period of time. These included Commissioner/Executive correspondence, meeting minutes from Boards and Commissions, as well as department-specific records.


  • 1832 -

Biographical / Historical

PURPOSE: To provide leadership, focus, support and information to assist Maine school systems and the greater community in achieving high performance for all students and in preparing all Maine students for college, career and citizenship. The Maine Department of Education is dedicated to the principle that students must receive a world-class education in order to participate in the global economy and contribute to the democratic ideals of the nation, while reflecting the values of local communities. We recognize that quality education is the cornerstone that ensures all Maine students will be prepared for work, postsecondary education, citizenship and personal fulfillment. The way to accomplish these goals is through an integrated and seamless educational system from pre-school through college that ensures this outcome. This system must be founded on commonly agreed upon standards, diverse learning opportunities, comprehensive professional development, and a comprehensive assessment program that informs teaching and learning.

We continue to set high expectations for our public school system to provide all students an equitable opportunity to receive a world-class education and have established a blueprint for Maine education that will launch our students for careers, college and citizenship in the global economy.

ORGANIZATION: The Department is organized in a team structure that includes the: Leadership Team School Finance and Operations Team PK-Adult Education and Federal Programs Team (Learning Systems) Learning Through Technology Team Special Services Team Education in the Unorganized Territories

Maine State Government Annual Report 2013-2014


268.75 Linear Feet (274 containers)

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State Agency Schedules
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Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333