5:00 PM Budget & Finance Meeting
6:30 PM School Board Meeting-Holbrook
6:30 PM School Board Meeting-Holden
202 Kidder Hill Road
202 Kidder Hill Road
The RSU 63 Budget for the 2018-19 school year passed in all three towns. (Clifton: 131 yes, 39 no; Eddington: 325 yes, 120 no; Holden: 489 yes, 141 no; Total: 945 yes, 300 no) Thank you for supporting our schools and students.
RSU 63 has had a student diagnosed with pertussis this week. Pertussis is an infection that affects the airways, and it can easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing. Pertussis can cause a severe cough that lasts for weeks or months, sometimes leading to coughing fits and/or vomiting. Anyone can get pertussis, but it can be very dangerous for babies and people with weakened immune systems. Family members with pertussis, especially siblings and parents, can spread pertussis to babies. If you have any questions, please contact your health care provider. You can also email our school nurse, Dawna Bickford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back in December, we started the process of drafting the RSU 63 Budget for the 2018-19 School Year (FY 19). I would like to thank the RSU 63 Budget and Finance Committee and our Administrative Team for the time and hard work they devoted to developing a budget that meets the needs of our students (while keeping the overall increase to towns below 1%). Please look under “Quick Links” for our draft budget and summary information.
CHEFS (Clfifton, Holden, Eddington Food Support) continues its schedule of every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. CHEFS is also open the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. If you or someone you know is in need of additional food, please come!
I am happy to announce that the RSU 63 Board of Directors approved new RSU 63 Vision and Mission Statements. (Please see below.) These resonate with me personally and professionally. They capture our purpose and the essence of what our communities and employees want for our students. I believe we can use these statements to guide our efforts and resources and help us become a truly great school system. I look forward to working with you to make this vision a reality. CLICK ON HEADLINE LINK TO READ MORE.
Holden, Eddington, and Holbrook Schools all promote, recognize, and expect positive behavior. Our expectations are taught through our Core Values; Honesty, Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, and Courage. Students are recognized for making good choices in a variety of ways including gold slips, kudos cards, and “Busted” slips. We are also aware that incidents of bullying and harassment have a negative impact on school climate and culture as well as academic achievement. This year we have added an online, anonymous reporting system. CLICK ON HEADLINE LINK TO READ MORE.