Welcome to Regional School Unit 13







**4/18/14** Please note: Gilford Butler School will be dismissing students at 11:15 today due to a power outage.

 

Informational Budget Meetings:

 

RSU 13 will be holding two Informational Budget Meetings. The first is scheduled for April 29, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Central Office Conference Room located at 28 Lincoln Street in Rockland. The second will be on April 30, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Lura Libby School in Thomaston. These meetings will provide an opportunity for district residents to hear about the budget process and the status of the FY ’15 budget prior to Board approval, and to get input from residents regarding it. 

 

Public Forum: 

 

The Superintendent Search Committee is holding a public forum on Thursday, April 17th at 6:30pm in the auditorium at Oceanside High School East. This is an opportunity to share your ideas of what qualities you would like to see in our next Superintendent. Child care and pizza will be provided!

 

 

RSU 13 FY 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOPS

Wednesday – April 9, 2014  6:00pm-8:00pm, McLain School Board Room
1. Response to Board questions from prior meeting
2. Board discussion and questions for next meeting
3. Public Comment (30 minute limit)

Monday – April 14, 2014  6:00pm-8:00pm, McLain School Board Room
1. Response to Board questions from prior meeting
2. Board discussion and questions for next meeting
3. Public Comment (30 minute limit)

Wednesday – April 16, 2014  6:00pm-8:00pm, McLain School Board Room
1. Response to Board questions from prior meeting
2. Board discussion and questions for next meeting
3. Public Comment (30 minute limit)

Monday – April 28, 2014  6:00pm-8:00pm, McLain School Board Room
1. Summary of final budget by Finance Committee and A-Team
2. Public Comment (30 minute limit)
3. Final vote on FY15 budget

District Budget Meeting -  May 27, 2014, 6:00pm, Oceanside HS-East
Budget Written Ballot Referendum - Date TBD

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RSU 13 Mathematics Program Audit

Report Release Spring 2013

In the 2012 school year, and as RSU 13 entered its third year of consolidation, evidence of inconsistent mathematics achievement continued to be seen across the district’s schools and grade spans. Data trends suggested that evidence of successful mathematics learning was more evident for elementary grades, with successive proficiency drops occurring in the mid-level grades and continuing into high school. This audit sought to study and validate these trends, and to identify salient factors contributing to acknowledged strengths and weaknesses. 

This program audit, involving multiple methods of study and investigation, began in the winter of 2012 and continued until spring of 2013. Joint study design and co-authorship involving both RSU 13 personnel and the Great Schools Partnership offered the opportunity to include an independent agency in this collaborative review. An independent view is valued as critical in forming a realistic characterization of the strengths and challenges that will inform continuing efforts for improved mathematics teaching and learning in RSU 13. 

The results of this program audit will now be utilized for further professional study and as a basis for program development recommendations to be considered by mathematics curriculum team leaders, the RSU 13 Administrative team, each building principal, RSU 13’s math teachers, and the RSU 13 Curriculum Committee.

Click here to view this report:  Mathematics Program Audit

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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).

RSU 13 wishes to acknowledge, with grateful appreciation, the dedication and conscientious attention that the following individuals contributed in bringing the RSU 13 Strategic Plan forward:

Duke Albanese, Great Schools Partnership, Inc. (Technical Assistance)                                

Loren Andrews, Vice Chair, School Board

Lew Collins, Superintendent of Schools

Emily Davis, School Counselor

Laurel Dean, Educational Technician

George Emery, School Board Member

Tom Forti, Principal, Oceanside High School East

Neal Guyer, Director of School Improvement

Greg Hamlin, Community Member, Past RSU 13 Board Chair

Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Community Member, Past RSU 13 Board Chair

Jessie Luttrell, Educational Technician

Anna Mason, Community Member                                

Patricia Mellor, Teacher

Tom Molloy, Community Member

Susan Stilwell, Principal, Owls Head Central/Thomaston Grammar


Click here to view RSU 13's Strategic Plan


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