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September 29, 2017


Dear Parents and Community Members:

Recently, we have learned of incidents in Owls Head and in Thomaston where the occupants of a white van stopped and offered rides to students.  On Thursday afternoon, September 28, another incident of this nature occurred when the driver of a white van approached one of our female high school students as she was walking home from the Rockland Campus of the University of Maine.  The young lady refused the ride and left the area. This was reported to the Rockland Police Department. This morning I met with Deputy Chief Chris Young and we are reaching out to our school staff, students and school community with this information and are increasing both the police presence and staff monitoring around our schools.  This is an opportunity to speak with your children about safety. I urge you to have children walk in groups, never to accept a ride from any stranger and to report any suspicious encounters immediately. Dial 911 if you have a phone, if not, report to an adult as soon as possible. Our staff will continue to communicate this same message to all of our students. We will stand together as a community to ensure that our children are safe. As always, safety for your children at school is our top priority, and I want to assure the public that we are working with our very professional and supportive police departments to educate our students about safety and to increase vigilance and awareness at all of our school locations.

John C. McDonald, Superintendent RSU 13

Rockland Police Department Press Release


RSU 13 is looking for qualified substitute teachers!  If you are interested, please click here for an application, or contact the Superintendent's office at 596-6620 and ask for Human Resources.  We pay $95 per day for those with a 2-year college degree and $100 per day if you have a 4-year college degree.


*RSU 13 STRATEGIC PLAN 2013–2018*

Beginning in September of 2011, a Strategic Planning Team -- comprised of representatives drawn from our six communities, the staff, the school board, and the administration - convened to lead a process focused on developing a five-year strategic plan for our newly consolidated school district. 

Areas of focus highlighted in the planning process included:  teaching and learning; recruitment, retention, and evaluation of staff; financial matters; facilities; community engagement; and long-range development. The Strategic Planning Team also solicited a wide range of input from community and faculty members through surveys; parent, faculty and student meetings; and open community forums.

The resulting plan was adopted by the RSU 13 School Board by a unanimous vote at its regular meeting on March 7, 2013, and now stands as a blueprint for action in identifying priorities and establishing credible work plans for guiding the district toward excellence over the next five years. Importantly, the plan also is designed to be updated periodically with indicators of progress included in the strategic plan section – Measuring Our Progress and Effectiveness (pages 21-28). 

Click here to view RSU 13's Strategic Plan