June 22, 2020
RSU 71 Task Force to Safely Re-Open Schools
June 10, 2020
Here are resources for families on how to access Pandemic EBT:
June 8, 2020
May 28, 2020
Belfast Adult Education has created a re-opening plan that incorporates the needs of the adult education program while honoring the medical/social recommendations related to the COVID pandemic.
May 18, 2020
The www.communitylearningforme.org site is a volunteer driven, grassroots effort designed in community for community as a resource to support parents and teachers while school is not in session due to COVID-19. Rural Aspirations is working with various community organizations and businesses, as well as school leaders to identify areas of need, and develop a comprehensive resource to support learning from home. Our intention is to provide parents and teachers with resources, support, and networking opportunities to support students in this difficult time.
May 15, 2020
On May 5, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that Maine is approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the closure of classroom-based instruction. Click here for more information.
April 14, 2020
Click here to see Belfast Mayor Eric Sanders interview RSU71 superintendent Mary Alice McLean about various aspects of school operations in response to the Coronavirus.
April 13, 2020
Rural Aspirations, in collaboration with many other cross-sector organizations, has developed a tool for teachers and families to support and highlight community-based learning opportunities in Maine.
See the announcement and link to the new site here: MDOE Announcement
April 9, 2020
Internet access: if you are unable to access any of the Internet options shown on this page, you can also access free Internet at many locations throughout Maine from your car
April 6, 2020
Video on what nurses do to help patients out during the COVID-19 crisis.