Superintendent's Welcome!

June 22, 2021
 
Greetings from RSU #24,
 
Well, summer vacation is finally here!  With a tremendous amount of dedication by many people in our school district, we said goodbye to our students on June 11th.  I would be remiss if I didn't extend a huge thank you to all of our employees who made this past year possible.  Everyone of our people went above and beyond to make this year a success.  A huge thank you to all.
 
For those who like to plan ahead, the first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year for our students is August 31st!  At this point, it appears that the COVID guidelines that we have been operating under for the past school year will be relaxed.  I am hopeful that this will allow for the return of all of our RSU students!  We will know more as we get closer to the start of next year.  If you have a child who has been out due to the COVID guidelines and wish for your child to return to school, please contact the principal at your school.  At this time, we do not have a formal plan for a remote learning option, which may also impact your decision for next year.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to check in with the principal at your child's school.
 
A huge thank you to those who came out to vote for the school budget.  The budget passed!  With the passing of the school budget, we are set to begin preparations for next school year.  Maintenance and upkeep projects will get started and the necessary books and supplies will be purchased for next year!
 
The new Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus project is moving along at a fast pace.  If you get a chance to drive by the project, you will notice a substantial difference.  We expect that the house located on the east side of Sumner will be coming down in the near future which will provide a line of sight directly to the project.  I am happy to announce that we received a donation from Bar Harbor Bank and Trust in the amount of $25,000 toward the new project.  We are very appreciative of the donation and the bank's appreciation of the value that education has in our communities.
 
Thank you for your continued support.  As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email at meastman@rsu24.org.  
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Michael Eastman
2165 US Highway 1
Sullivan, Maine 04664