School & Student Supports (O3S)

About Us

The Office of School and Student Supports (O3S) strives to ensure that Maine schools are inclusive, healthy, safe, and supportive communities where every student thrives. O3S endeavors to coordinate resources and programs that promote equitable, psycho-socially, physically, and environmentally healthy school communities for all.

Each O3S team provides information and guidance to students, parents, administrators, educators, legislators, and other stakeholders within their focus areas:

The Climate, Culture, Resilience Team provides trauma-informed resources to develop safe and inclusive educational communities.

The Coordinated School Health Team provides professional learning, resources, and guidance to school personnel through a lens of equity. This work fosters healthy, safe, and inclusive work and learning environments, promotes health and physical literacy, and improves access to health care services and resources for all.

The School Approval and Enrollment Team provides accurate, timely, and sensitive policy and infrastructure analysis, recommendations, and execution regarding Maine Pre K-12 schools, school approval, home instruction, alternative methods of education, and student attendance, eligibility, and enrollment.