Invest In Our Students

Every day, Maine schools are charged with helping children learn, grow, and realize their potential.

Maine schools are charged with helping children learn, grow, and realize their potential. Thanks to Governor Janet Mills’s committed leadership, students across Maine continue to learn, even in the midst of unprecedented challenges.

Here’s a glance at the achievements secured thanks to Governor Mills and her focus on our state’s schools and the children they serve:

  • Governor Mills made historic investments in Maine students and schools, finally delivering on Augusta’s decades-old promise to make 55% state funding of public schools a reality.
  • Governor Mills took vital steps to address the shortage of qualified teachers by raising the minimum teacher salary to $40,000 per year.
  • Governor Mills took steps to ensure that no student in Maine schools goes hungry during the school day, providing state funding to cover all costs of free meals for all students.