• School Board approves $23.6 million budget

    School Board approves $23.6 million budget

    Higher than usual revenues are helping offset the impact on local appropriations for education, including $152,364 more in tuition from out-of-Ellsworth students for regular and special education instruction and Bridge Academy students for a total of $1.85 million.

  • School custodian gets surprise send-off

    School custodian gets surprise send-off

    As custodian, Brooks has worked at Ella Lewis for five years. But his impeccable care of the school and its grounds was not the only reason for honoring him. Having grown up in Steuben, he attended Ella Lewis himself and he serves as its athletic director, coaching baseball and softball, too. He also served as firefighter with the Steuben Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. His community, whether it is the school or Fire Department, is a point of pride that he has poured his energy and love into.

  • $18.2M RSU 24 budget drafted

    $18.2M RSU 24 budget drafted

    The budget, totaling $18,245,701, represents an increase of 5 percent from the current budget. The bulk of the increase is due to the debt service from the construction of the new Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus, the grades-6-through-12 school currently being built behind Sumner Memorial High School.

  • Trenton School Committee discusses petition legal findings

    At the meeting, the committee discussed the legal findings provided by the school’s attorney, Greg Im of Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law, regarding the citizens’ petition that will ask Trenton voters whether they want the School Committee and Board of Selectmen to form a committee to draft a plan of withdrawal from the AOS, which, according to the petition language, would go before the state’s Department of Education for approval and then to Trenton voters again for a final approval.

  • School reopening pushing forward

    School reopening pushing forward

    At EEMS, eighth-graders are completing their first full week in school, with three students staying remote, Principal Erica Gabbianelli said, with some kids excited and happy to be back and other kids nervous.

  • RSU 25 receives grant for tech literacy program

    Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) has received a $2,500 grant from the Thriving Older Adults Strategic Goal Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to create a technology literacy program for older adults to increase participation in telemedicine and social media.

  • COVID cases prompt closures

    By Anne Berleant and Rebecca Alley  ELLSWORTH – Students at Sumner Memorial High School are learning remotely this week following a case of COVID-19, according to an April 5 letter from Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Superintendent Michael Eastman. Students are scheduled to return to in-person learning Monday, April 12. The letter states that

  • School Board approves in-person learning plan

    “The majority of staff understand, though they may not like it,” middle school Principal Erica Gabbianelli said. While acknowledging that “eliminating the hybrid may be hard on families,” she said teachers “can handle full-time remote and in-person, but not all three.”

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