The Maine Department of Education oversees the prioritization and funding of major school construction and projects, administers programs that fund school renovations, and supports school districts in developing and implementing long-term management plans for their facilities.
- Major Capital School Construction. Maine school districts that seek state support for the construction of new school facilities or major overhauls of existing ones can apply to the Maine Department of Education for funding, which is generally awarded to those districts in greatest need of a new facility.
- Improvements and Renovations. The Maine Department of Education oversees a number of programs that offer school districts the chance to add temporary classroom space or fund facility renovations with the help of state or federal funds.
- School Facilities Management. Wise facilities management is the key to ensuring that school buildings remain safe, efficient and in good condition for the long term. Smart management is the best bet against unexpected building-related costs.