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  • Early Release Schedule for Professional Development After considerable deliberation spanning several months, the RSU 71 School Board approved a weekly early release for all students district-wide in order to support a district goal of improved ...
    Posted May 15, 2019, 3:34 PM by Dave Fournier
  • Sixth-graders learn about littering, civic duty, during second annual Keeping Belfast Beautiful Sixth-graders learn about littering, civic duty, during second annual Keeping Belfast BeautifulBy Erica ThomsThe Troy Howard Middle School’s sixth-grade team poses in front of the ...
    Posted May 7, 2019, 12:27 PM by Betty Lu Davis
  • RSU 71 Budget Booklet Is Now Available Everything you need to know about the proposed 2019-2020 is in the RSU 71 Budget Booklet.  You can find the booklet here along with all other proposed budget resources ...
    Posted May 6, 2019, 11:11 AM by RSU71 Webmaster
  • Budget Letter from the Superintendent of Schools May 2, 2019Dear RSU # 71 Communities of Belfast, Belmont, Swanville, Morrill and Searsmont: On Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 15, the RSU # 71 School Board approved a budget that ...
    Posted May 3, 2019, 4:34 AM by Dave Fournier
  • Budget Validation Meeting The Budget Validation Meeting will be Monday, May 20, 2019, at 6:00 PM at the Troy Howard Middle School
    Posted May 1, 2019, 11:17 AM by Betty Lu Davis
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Superintendent's Corner


Greetings from Mrs. McLean - May 2019


On Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 15, the RSU # 71 School Board approved a budget that will go to the voters in May and June.


The proposed 2019 - 2020 budget is up 2.35% over the previous year. There are several factors that have enabled us to create a proposed budget with a modest increase while adding several positions that have long been needed and advocated for by parents, students, staff and the school board. Click here to see more information on the proposed budget.


Over the coming weeks, I look forward to talking with city counsellors and selectmen in our five jurisdictions, to attending staff meetings in each of the schools and to visiting our parent groups.


Our seven schools, school board and administrative team have worked very hard to create a budget that is respectful of the financial constraints of our communities, while also providing much-needed assistance in additional staffing that will improve the educational experiences and achievement of the fabulous students of Swanville, Searsmont, Morrill, Belmont and Belfast.


Please feel free to be in touch with me or with a member of our administrative team or school board.


Mary Alice McLean