August 20, 2019
Greetings from RSU #24,
I hope this email finds you enjoying the summer weather. Although a bit warm and at times muggy, I will take the sun over the cold temperatures and snowy conditions of winter. It is hard to believe that the start of the school year is here! We open our doors for our students in kindergarten through grade 9 on Thursday, August 29 and all students (K-12) will be in session on August 30th. Although the summer break is nice to recharge the batteries, the beginning of school is always a fun time of the year, as we welcome students and parents back to school.
We have a number of new employees joining the RSU #24 team, including several new administrators. I am pleased to announce that Heather Dorr is the new principal at the Peninsula School, Shannon Forni is the new principal at the Ella Lewis School, and Fredy Lazo will be the new assistant principal at Mountain View. These three have been in the district and are excited to be in their new positions. JT Green will be the new assistant principal at Sumner Memorial High School. Mr. Green joins the RSU team from Maryland and is excited with his move to Maine and to Sumner Memorial High School.
We have completed a great deal of work in our facilities as part of our upkeep and improvement. In addition to the annual maintenance and some smaller projects, we have replaced a section of the roof at the Mountain View School and will be doing phone system expansions at Mountain View, Cave Hill, and at the Ella Lewis School. We also will be installing a generator at our District Services Facility. The generator will be done in order to maintain the district-wide services, especially the district technology infrastructure that is housed at our building.
With the passing of the referendum to build a new facility to replace Sumner High School, we continue to work closely with our architect to move the project forward. The architects are working on the schematic designs and will be facilitating some required geotechnical work on the proposed building site. Also, as part of the project plan, finalized the purchase of the Daley house, which is located on the east side of Sumner. This purchase is necessary to provide a safe and efficient building campus for the new school. As always, please feel free to check the district website (www.rsu24.org/
newbuildingproject/) for updated information regarding the building project and for upcoming Building Committee meeting dates and agendas.
Michael Eastman, Superintendent
Regional School Unit #24