February 12, 2019
Greetings from RSU #24,
I hope this email finds you enjoying the start of the new year. I can honestly say that I am ready for spring.
The Sumner High School building project continues to move along with meetings with the Department of Education and Building Committee meetings. We continue to make modifications to both the interior and the exterior of the building. We have a Building Committee meeting scheduled for February 12 and tentatively for February 26, both at 6:30 p.m at the RSU #24 District Services Facility. The agenda for these meetings can be found online at www.rsu24.org by clicking on the New Building Project link. You can also find the latest drawings of the building project! The upcoming meetings will be important as we are making decisions that will have a major impact on the building and site design.
We do have a number of confirmed cases of Pertussis at the high school. I have been in contact with the Center for Disease Control and have learned that we are doing all that we can do as a district. Our school nurses are being vigilant in dealing with sick students and encouraging parents to get suspected students tested. In the end, parents who have sick students at home will be supported in making sure that their children get the rest needed to take care of the illness. Should something change with this situation, we will do our best to communicate the changes to the parents and community.
It is hard to believe that the school budget season is underway. Building administrators and department leaders are working with their respective staff to put together a budget that balances the needs of the students with the need to be fiscally prudent. Although there are some things that are beyond our control, like revenues and fixed costs, we go through a strategic process to ensure our budget has been examined several times over. If you would like to participate in the budget process, please check the website for upcoming budget meetings. These meetings are open to the public and your participation is greatly appreciated.
I appreciate your support of our RSU #24 schools and I encourage you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207)422-2017 with any questions or concerns.