Superintendent's Welcome!

March 23, 2020
 

Greetings from RSU #24,

 

Wow, what a difference a few days can make in our world.   By now, you are very well aware that the Coronavirus has thrown a major curve ball into our operations as a school district.  Please know that our response to the Coronavirus is fluid and can change very quickly.    Above all, the safety of our students, our employees and our communities is our top priority.

 

Our schools will remain closed until April 27th.  We are distributing food to all of our students who would like to receive it.  There are no income requirements to be eligible for the food.  We will be delivering food on Monday and Thursday and also have pickup available at each of our K-8 locations, with availability between 8:00-8:30 or 12:00-12:30.  We will be providing enough food to cover the amount of time between deliveries.  If you are a parent of a student who is not receiving food and would like to have food provided, please contact the Principal at your local school. We will keep our district and your local school websites and Facebook pages updated.  Please check these sites regularly for updates. 

 

As a result of our current situation, we provided our initial rollout of remote learning opportunities to our students.  This allows students to do school work from home, with support from the school, and allows student learning to continue which is extremely important.    We will offer additional remote learning opportunities and will communicate with parents regarding the logistics of this opportunity.  If you are a parent of a child who has not received the remote learning materials, please contact the Principal of your child's school.

 

Even with dealing with this situation, we do continue to work on our budget for the 2020-2021 school year.  The Budget and Finance Committee has been meeting regularly reviewing the various budgets.   Please find any budget documents being reviewed on our website at www.rsu24.org.   Please know that any changes to the budget process as a result of our current situation will be communicated as soon as is possible. 

 

The District Services Facility and each of our schools will be closed for now.  We have many of our employees working remotely to provide essential services (including teaching/learning) needed to continue our operations.  We are taking this virus serious and do not want to put anyone in harm's way.  If you are looking for updated information from the school or district, please check our district Facebook page and/or the Facebook page of your local school.  Should you have any questions at all, please contact me at meastman@rsu24.org.  I hope that your family remains healthy and that the duration of this crisis is limited as a result of the serious steps that each of us, including our school district, has taken to make a difference.

 

Sincerely,
 
Michael Eastman, Superintendent
Regional School Unit #24
2165 US Highway 1
Sullivan, Maine 04664