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Welcome to Maranacook Area Schools-RSU 38

"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."

The postponed January 17th RSU 38 Board Meeting/Budget Workshop is rescheduled for Wednesday, January 24th, 6:30 p.m. at the Maranacook Community High School.

Budget Update #1

January 5, 2018

Budget Update #1 - RSU #38 School Board Budget Meeting, January 3, 2018

At the January 3, 2018 RSU #38 School Board meeting, the Board discussed the identification of goals to consider throughout the budget development process.  For the past 5 years the Board has identified goals and has used these goals as a lens for making decisions about what should be included in the budget.  The Board reviewed past goals and expressed their appreciation of the goals for the FY18 Budget that focused on the achievement of all students and the fiscal responsibility that is so important when developing a budget.  The Board decided to adopt the FY18 goal statement again, for use in the FY19 budget development process:

“Promoting student success in all areas, as we strive for academic excellence while maintaining fiscal responsibility.”

The schedule for the FY19 budget development meetings is included in this update along with a description of the focus for each meeting.  I urge you to attend these meetings in order to be better informed about the FY19 Budget.  There will be a sign up sheet for citizens who want to ask questions about, or provide input to, the budget development process at every budget meeting. For those citizens that are unable to attend budget meetings, the meetings will again be videotaped and will be available on YouTube.  A link to each meeting will be attached to each budget update.

If you are unable to attend the budget development meetings and have questions that arise as you watch the videos, there will be a link for posting questions on the RSU 38 Maranacook Area Schools Budget Documents page.

In keeping with efforts to be transparent in the budget development process, I will be posting a budget update after every budget meeting that includes a review of the meeting and the documents that were presented at each meeting. These will all be available on the district web site.


Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Students with School ID Get in Free to Basketball Games!

Dear Parents and Families,

Through the generous donations of parents and Awesome Bears that will cover the cost of RSU #38 student admissions to 2017-2018 basketball games, students presenting their RSU #38 student identification cards will be admitted to all home basketball games without cost. Students will be getting identification cards from school.  Students must present these cards in order to attend the games without charge.  Should the cards be lost or misplaced, students or parents may contact staff in the school office to request replacements.

Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.

Bus Routes for 2017-18


Annual Report

Here is our annual report for this year: RSU 38 Annual Report 2017

RSU #38 in Top 10!

I am proud to announce that RSU #38 has been named as one of the top 10 school districts to live in, in Maine by Niche.com. Our district offers many exciting opportunities for our students, and I believe that our staff members and administrators are some of the best in the state. This high ranking is confirmation of their hard work and dedication to excellence. https://www.niche.com/k12/rankings/public-school-districts/best-overall/s/maine/

Please visit the link below to learn more about the factors that went into the ranking of districts. 

"The 2017 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. https://www.niche.com/…/public-sc…/best-overall/methodology/ "

Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Regional School Unit No. 38

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Homeless Liaison

It is the responsibility of RSU #38 to notify the citizens/parents of the district on an annual basis that educational services are available to students classified as homeless.  If you need further information to determine the rights available to homeless students in our district, please contact Donna Foster at 685-3336 ext. 2, or your building principal.

Maranacook Education Foundation

meflogobearMaranacook Education Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to foster innovation and excellence in the communities of Fayette, Manchester, Mt. Vernon, Readfield, and Wayne by securing resources and funding initiatives that will benefit learners of all ages. Donors can contribute unrestricted funds to the Foundation or create their own donor directed funds to support specific projects.  Please check our website to learn more or donate-- http://mef.maranacook.org!