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Turcotte tapped to lead city’s school transition



Photo by Steve Fuller
Jack Turcotte, former superintendent in Ellsworth and Union 92, has returned to work in the city as it works to re-establish its own school system.

ELLSWORTH — There will be a familiar face and voice around town, at City Hall and in local schools in coming months as the city prepares to return to running its own school system.

Jack Turcotte, former school superintendent in both Ellsworth and the now-defunct Union 92, began work Monday as the new Ellsworth School Department’s startup administrator.

In that position, he will gather information needed for the new city school board to begin its work when it is elected in February. Ellsworth will officially exit Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) and return to running its own schools July 1.

The City Council voted at a special meeting on Nov. 22 to hire Turcotte. City Manager Michelle Beal said he will be paid $1,540 a week for his work.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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