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The Scarborough Public Schools’ Business Office houses some of the basic operational functions of the district. We can assist you with questions and requests in these areas: 
  • human resources 
  • payroll processing 
  • benefits management 
  • purchasing 
  • accounts payable 
  • accounts receivable 
  • student activity fees 
  • budget
  • financial reporting

Requests for Proposal/Bid Processing

Please click on Solicitations tab above to access school department bid documents.


Employee Resources

Current and former employees may log in to the Scarborough Self Service web site to access employment information:

Staff Health, Wellness & Safety

Check out this new program for Maine school staff:

The Maine FrontLine WarmLine is a phone support service that provides Maine’s essential health care workers, first responders, and now school staff with help in managing the stress of providing essential services during our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  The volunteers help callers address concerns with anxiety, irritability, poor sleep, grief or worry and, if needed, connect them with additional supports.


The FrontLine WarmLine is staffed by volunteer professionals activated through Maine Responds, which includes licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical counselors, social workers, and nurse practitioners, and has now been expanded to include retired teachers and educators. It launched in April as a joint effort of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Maine Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, Opportunity Alliance, Maine Psychological Association, and the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The Maine Department of Education, the Maine Education Association (MEA), and MEA Retired now join the collaboration to expand the service to school staff, including educators, school administrators, and school staff in facilities, transportation, and food services, among many others.


The FrontLine WarmLine is available from 8 AM to 8 PM, 7 days a week -

call (207) 221-8196 or text the word “frontline” to 898-211 for support.



With the holiday season gearing up, we remind you all to be safe and take care of yourself and those you love....


Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings

As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States and here in Maine, the safest way to celebrate is to celebrate at home with the people with whom you live. Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. The COVID-19 pandemic has people feeling stressed, overwhelmed and isolated. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be seen as an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. However, this holiday season consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, family, and communities healthy and safe. 

Find tips for safe practices in the following resources:

A COVID Holiday Season: Celebrating Safely (including a printable holiday placemat) 

US CDC - Prevent Getting Sick and 

This holiday season do what’s best for you and your loved ones - US CDC Poster

Maine CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 



The Benefits of Routines During the Pandemic

Routines have always been an integral part to maintaining our emotional and psychological health. During the pandemic it has become paramount to continue or create routines to safeguard out mental wellness.  Without a routine, during a single day, we could be making multiple decisions, and the stress and anxiety adds up. When we build routines, we may eliminate the pressure and anxiety we force upon ourselves in those “last minute decisions”! According to  Dr. Solhkahah MD, routines are important because:

  • They create structure – Having a routine can help you become more efficient.
  • They give us a sense of accomplishment – Routines typically have a beginning and an end, and we plan our day and time around being able to prioritize.
  • They let us know how we are doing – Even small routines like showering, brushing our teeth, and dressing are important parts of our day.
  • They let people around us know how we are doing – Routines also are indications to people around us of how we are doing.

Simple routines to organize your day might include:

  • Wake up the same time every day and go to bed at the same time each night
  • Shower as if you were going out
  • Dress for the day (even in casual and comfortable attire)
  • Eat meals at regular times
  • Keep to a daily schedule of exercise
  • Limit your use of electronic devices or TV time (a challenge with remote learning, so build in breaks)

 

For the full article visit…Why Routines are Important for Mental Health, Hackensack Meridian Health

Health Benefits of Having a Routine, Northwestern Medicine

The Importance of Maintaining a Routine While at Home by Rubina Kapil, Mental Health First Aid 

 

 

For more information and links to resources, check out the Anthem MEABT Holiday Toolkit

Take Care and Stay Healthy this Holiday Season!


New Federal Employee Leave  

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their
employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  


  

Anthem Member Assistance Plan 

The MEMBER ASSISTANCE PLAN (MAP) program is available to all Scarborough Schools employees and their household members; you don’t have to be an Anthem health insurance plan member to use the MAP program.  

    Anthem LiveHealth Online

Anthem is recommending members use telehealth when appropriate as it prevents members from spreading or attaining the virus while visiting a healthcare facility.
During this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, copays for the LIveHealth Online medical and behavioral health services will be waived for plan members.  Non-plan members can still utilize these services, but would be charged a $49.00 fee as indicated on the brochure.  

    Ergonomics






    Flex Plans

For those who participate in the district Flex Plans through Navia: new laws have been passed that make it easier to use your benefits and maximize the use of the money in your accounts.  Updates include the ability to claim an expanded list of over-the-counter purchases under our medical Flex Plan. Navia has created a participant resource page, available here:  Simple Actions for Benefit Participants During COVID-19




SPS Business Office

Scarborough Municipal Building Upper Level, Room 319
259 U.S. Route 1 / P.O. Box 370
Scarborough, ME 04074-0370
Phone: (207) 730-4114
Fax: (207) 730-4104



Kate Bolton
Director of Business & Finance
Phone: (207) 730-4114
Email: kbolton
           @scarboroughschools.org

Rhonda Bernard
Payroll/Benefits Specialist
Phone: (207) 730-4110
Email: rbernard
           @scarboroughschools.org

Maria Champagne
Human Resources Specialist
Phone: (207) 730-4112
Email: mchampagne
           @scarboroughschools.org

Renee Smith
Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist
Phone: (207) 730-4111
Email: rsmith
           @scarboroughschools.org

William Penley
Bookkeeper
Phone: (207) 730-5185
Email: wpenley
           @scarboroughschools.org