Superintendent Gartley’s Latest Update: 5/9/22

Parents, Staff and Students,

This weekend I had to take some flowers inside because there was a chance of frost, and now the forecast says it will be in the mid 80s on Friday…..  welcome to Maine.   

I hope everyone had a great weekend; the end of the school year is coming fast.

As I shared with you in my last update, the state is sending COVID-19 home tests to schools for people who want them.  They have arrived.  This week we will be delivering these to schools.  A few details about this:

·      I know some people will want these, and others do not.  

·      They will be available for pick up at any of our schools.  We are not going to send them home on the buses with students.

·      We should have these out to all the schools by Wednesday this week.  Parents you can pick them up at any of our schools.  

·      We still do not require COVID-19 tests from anyone, this is completely optional.  

·      If someone tests positive for COVID-19, the process is still 5 days of quarantine and then 5 days wearing a mask.  

·      We are not doing contact tracing. 

As always, if you have questions, let me know.

Our school board has approved a budget for next year.  Our budget for next year is up 1.57%.  Thank you to the staff, administrators, the central office / business office staff and our school board for working so hard to bring forward such a responsible budget.  Our district budget meeting is May 19th at 6:00 at Messalonskee High School.  Then, on June 14th everyone will have a chance to vote on the final budget at the normal election in all our towns.  Great Job everyone.  

Enjoy the last few weeks of school.   

Carl Gartley

Superintendent of Schools

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