RSU 25 congratulated for strong student preparation efforts

BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 received a pat on the back in a letter from state Sen. Edward Youngblood (R-Penobscot County) that was presented at the school board’s Feb. 26 meeting.

In the letter, Youngblood congratulated Principal Dan Clifford and staff of Bucksport High School (BHS) for “their continued efforts of improving the quality of students entering college.”

The letter explains that for a number of years, the University of Maine and the Community College System have had a number of students entering their institutions needing remedial work.

Remedial work could include classes students have taken in high school, but that are not sufficient at the college level. This requires the students to take the class again.

In the letter, Youngblood noted that for the 2012 incoming class at the University of Maine 12.1 percent of the incoming students needed remedial work.

“This is quite an improvement from the 24 percent to 39 percent of incoming students in the region as published by the New England Board of Higher Education,” Youngblood wrote.

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Amanda Greenberg

Amanda Greenberg

Former Ellsworth American reporter Amanda Greenberg joined the staff in October 2012 after graduating from the University of Maine in Orono. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Amanda moved to Maine when she was nine.