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  • MS Spanish Teacher becomes US Citizen!

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    On Dec 5, 2017, the MCMS iTeam hosted our first Family Code Night for parents and students in grades 3-8 from 6:30-7:30 pm. We celebrated Computer Science...

Welcome to Maranacook Area Schools-RSU 38

"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."

April 26th Planned Practice Drill for MS and HS

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Regarding: Practice Drill of Maranacook Community High School and Middle School

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priorities.

To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, the high school and middle school students and staff will participate in a campus-wide practice drill on April 26th, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m. For this practice drill students will be evacuated to Kent’s Hill School. We will arrive at this site and continue the practice drill using our reunification process. At the close of the practice drill students will be returned to the Maranacook campus to resume classes. Please be advised that middle school and high school students will be dismissed from school in the afternoon at the regular time on this day. Elementary school students will not be participating in this practice drill.

The goals of the practice drill are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. As part of the practice drill, the students and staff will participate in the activation of our district’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). The practice drill will focus on the premise that a bomb has been discovered at the high school in a locker. In this exercise we will partner with Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Kennebec County Emergency Management Agency (KCEMA). This practice drill will work in partnership with our local and state emergency response agencies such as the Readfield Fire Department and the State Police as well as other local emergency response teams.

During this practice drill, a section of Route 17 will be closed to traffic. All emergency responder agents partnering in this practice drill will be on our High School and Middle School Campus.

In the following days you will be receiving more information regarding our practice drill. Additionally, you should expect to receive a series of school messenger instant alert messages related to this practice drill. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact our school or district offices at the numbers below.


Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D Superintendent of Schools, 685-3336 x2

Dwayne Conway, Ed.D Maranacook High School Principal, 685-4923 x1022

Rick Hogan, M.Ed, C.A.S. Maranacook Middle School Principal, 685-4923 x1128

1804 Maranacook Practice Drill parent letter

Budget Update #9 – 4/10/2018

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

The RSU #38 School Board met on April 10, 2018 for the final FY19 School Budget meeting. At the previous meeting, the Board voted to purchase the truck and mule through a lease purchase, reducing the proposed FY19 expenditure budget by $32,000.  The Board also requested that the Administration Team (A-Team) review the proposed budget for additional cuts.

The A-Team met on April 5 to discuss reductions and reluctantly agreed to recommend cutting the proposed study hall ed tech at Maranacook Community High School. This would represent a $33,500 reduction in the proposed FY19 budget.

The following documents represent the recent two reductions totaling $65,500.00, bringing the proposed budget increase down to a 4.11% increase over FY18 with a total FY19 budget of $17, 920,249.50:

General Fund Summar Budget, Version 5

Revenue Areas, Version 5

Local Dollar Calculation Version 5

Summary Budget Changes 4/10/18

2018-2019 Budget Progression 4/10/18

After discussion, the RSU #38 School Board voted to adopt the proposed Version 5, RSU #38 FY19 School Budget.

In addition, the Board voted to adopt the proposed FY19 Adult and Community Education Budget.

The Annual Budget Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16, in the Maranacook Community High School gymnasium at 7:00 pm.  At this meeting, citizens will vote on the warrant articles of the proposed FY19 RSU #38 School Budget.  Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.


Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Please visit our Budget Page for a complete listing of Budget Updates as well as Budget Documents.

Snow Day Make-Up Changes to the Calendar

Hi, everyone!  Attached is the revised 2017-2018 school calendar which was voted on by the RSU #38 School Board at the meeting last night after a lengthy discussion that considered the input from the survey and other concerns and ideas.  Thank you all for your input. We will continue to work on developing a schedule for make-up days for seniors in order to bring them to 170 days for the year.  Now hopefully we won't have any more snow!

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

Snow Day Makeup Survey Results

Questions about the Budget?

If you have any questions or comments about the budget, please send them to us!  Submit Budget Questions or Comments Remember that we have lots of information posted on our Budget page that may be helpful!

RSU #38 Holds Two-Day Event to Create Common Vision

Students, staff, citizens, and business and town leaders of RSU #38 will gather on March 16, and March 17, 2018, to create a common vision for the future of our schools. This cross-section of the community will gather at Maranacook Community High School for the Friday session that will begin at 4:30 p.m. (registration at 4:00) and end at 8:00 p.m.  Dinner will be provided.  The Saturday session will begin at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast, with the work session starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m.  We would like to invite any members of the RSU #38 community to participate in this exciting and important two-day event. Please call Donna Foster at 685-3336 ext. 2 to register.

Judy Enright, an experienced moderator and former public school administrator will lead the discussion using a process known as Future Search.  Judy has worked extensively in Maine and throughout New England, most recently in Rhode Island, to lead communities as they have made major, positive changes in their schools using a similar visioning process. “I have seen amazing things happen as a result of a community coming together in this way to dream about what their schools could become,” said James Morse, former Superintendent of Limestone Schools and Portland Public Schools.

RSU #38’s Future Search will focus on this question, “How will RSU #38 continue to evolve to ensure that our students are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world?” The goal is to create a shared vision for the future of the RSU #38 schools that can be implemented during the next five to 10 years.

Updated information about Future Search will be posted on the RSU #38 website: http://www.maranacook.org.   The direction set at our Future Search will become the basis of a strategic plan that will guide the work of our school system.  Please consider attending this important event. This work is critically important.

Registration will be open through March 10, 2018.

Announcing Pre-K Screening and Open Houses!

Pre-K Screening will be Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th at the RSU #38 Professional Development Center (at the Transportation Office), 73 North Road, Readfield. Please call 685-3336 x6 to schedule an appointment.

Pre-K Open Houses will be Friday, May 11th, from 8-9 am at Manchester Elementary, Mt. Vernon Elementary, and Readfield Elementary (Wayne children welcome). For more information call your school: Manchester 622-2949; Mt. Vernon 293-2261; Readfield & Wayne 685-4406.

Dear Parents,
Here is a resource for determining if your child has the flu and should stay home from school.

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

 Don't miss out on important messages!  Manage your School Messenger Account!

Parents and guardians: Click here for SchoolMessenger video

How do I sign up for SchoolMessenger?

Signing up is easy. You can use the email address that we have on file for you, and follow these three steps:

1 Click the LOG IN Button at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/account/login, or Download the SchoolMessenger App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market.

2 Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.

3 After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.

It's that easy!

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!