Regional School Unit 24

Last Day of School for Students for this School Year will be June 22, 2015 (Except for Grade 8 and 12 Graduates - their Graduation Dates are noted in the Upcoming Events Calendar)

Upcoming Events

Personnel Committee Meeting
Date: 6/2/2015, 5:30 PM
Location: To be held at Peninsula School
RSU 24 Board of Directors Meeting
Date: 6/2/2015, 6:30 PM
Location: To be held at Peninsula School
Adult Education Graduation
Date: 6/8/2015, 6 PM
Location: To be held at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor
Budget Validation Referendum to be held in each District Community
Date: 6/9/2015
Budget & Finance Committee
Date: 6/9/2015, 7 PM
Location: To be held at the Central Office
Sumner Memorial High School Graduation
Date: 6/11/2015, 7 PM
Location: To be held at Sumner Memorial High School
Facilities & Transportation Committee Meeting
Date: 6/16/2015, 5:30 PM
Location: To be held at Ella Lewis School
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News and Announcements

Sally Leighton Interim Principal of Peninsula School

Sally Leighton has been approved by the RSU 24 Board to be the new Principal of Peninsula School effective July 1, 2015. Mrs. Leighton will finish this school year as a Middle School ELA Teacher at Peninsula School before beginning her duties of Principal. Mrs. Leighton brings over forty years of educational experience and we are fortunate to have her as the next leader of Peninsula School. Congratulations to Mrs. Leighton.

RSU 24 Nationally Recognized for their work with Instructional Rounds

The Title I Monitor is the oldest, most respected monthly publication focusing exclusively on the federal Title I program — the largest source of federal assistance for elementary and secondary education. The May 2015 issue has an article focusing on RSU 24 and our Instructional Rounds process that stems from information drawn out of Nicole Chan, Kim Bianco and Erica Mazzeo's presentation at the National Title I Conference in February 2015.

Click the title above for a link to the Title I Monitor article.

Michael Eastman Superintendent of Schools Effective July 1, 2015

Michael Eastman, current Principal at Peninsula School, has been approved by the RSU 24 School Board to be the new Superintendent of RSU 24 Schools effective July 1, 2015. Mr. Eastman will finish this school year as Principal at Peninsula School in Gouldsboro before beginning his duties as Superintendent of Schools. We have advertised to fill the position of the Principal of Peninsula School and will be forming an interview committee as soon as possible. The interview committee will include Board Members, School Administrators, Teachers, and Parent Representatives. If you are interested in participating in the Peninsula School Principal Search please contact Chris Alvarado at 667-8136 ext 101 or at

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Mission Statement

The mission of RSU 24 is educating students to be engaged, competent, life-long learners by ensuring opportunities to attain excellence.

Our Vision

Our School Climate and Culture includes
  • An environment that supports the physical and emotional health of all students and staff.
  • State-of-the-art facilities that are inviting and conducive to learning.
  • Support for students to meet academic and behavioral expectations that are clearly communicated and consistently enforced.
  • Caring and trusting relationships where differences are respected.
  • Visible recognition and celebration of success.

Our High Expectations of Teaching and Learning are demonstrated by
  • Common, rigorous and viable curriculum that meets the need of all students.
  • High quality teachers who inspire students, use data to inform instruction and continuously improve their craft.
  • Learning environments that challenge and promote high academic and behavioral standards for all.
  • An accountability system that is data driven and provides evaluative measures of teacher and student performance.
  • Providing multiple pathways to achieve mastery of standards and basic life skills.

Our Collaboration with our Communities is demonstrated through
  • All stakeholders (parents, students, staff, community and board) consistently work together and share resources to attain common goals.
  • Recognition that the RSU includes both the larger community and local schools with individual strengths, all of which benefit from each other.
  • Utilization of community resources RSU-wide including community agencies and students themselves.
  • An awareness that schools need the community as much as the community needs the schools.
  • Frequent, open, sustained communication with all stakeholders of the RSU.

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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Documents are attached here.  The strategic plan was officially approved by the School Board on December 16, 2014.    
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