After several months of discussion and debate, the local school board has unanimously approved its first-ever policy intended to protect transgender and gender-expansive students from bullying and discrimination.
A week after being closed for two days following back-to-back mass shootings in Lewiston, area schools were placed on temporary lockdown Thursday, Nov. 2, in response to alleged threats of violence by a Caribou man who was later arrested.
The local school district announced schools would reopen Monday an hour later than usual following a two-day closure in the wake of two mass shootings Wednesday night in Lewiston that killed 18 people and left 13 injured.
The local school district announced schools would remain closed Friday as police continued to search for the perpetrator of two mass shootings Wednesday night in Lewiston that have left at least 18 people dead.
The local school district announced schools would remain closed Thursday as police continued to search for the perpetrator of two mass shootings Wednesday night in Lewiston that left at least 16 people dead.
The local school board has approved further changes to the district’s proposed anti-discrimination policy for transgender and gender-expansive students in an attempt to balance students’ privacy rights with parents’ right to be informed.
In a blow to social conservatives, the local school board’s Policy Committee has updated its proposed anti-discrimination policy for transgender and gender-expansive students to give schools more flexibility when deciding whether to notify parents or guardians that their child has asked to be recognized as trans.
A local school board member and former school district superintendent are warning against ongoing “micromanagement” of the superintendent’s office by at least one board member, revealing new details about the superintendent’s departure in an attempt to curb the behavior that pushed him to resign.
The local school board’s Policy Committee has updated its proposed anti-discrimination policy for transgender and gender-expansive students to address legal concerns around withholding information about a student’s gender identity from their parents or guardians.
In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit public school districts like the shockwave from a nuclear blast. No one was prepared to make the drastic, immediate changes to how educators, students and their families would interact.
On June 2, 18 students graduated from Harpswell Coastal Academy in the school’s final commencement. Even as the school prepares to close, the graduates chose not to grieve the loss, but to celebrate their school and what it gave them.
Nearly 150 residents of Harpswell, Topsham, Bowdoin and Bowdoinham have endorsed the $52.8 million Maine School Administrative District 75 budget for the upcoming academic year.
The overwhelming approval of the district’s 6.5% budget increase occurred in a town meeting-style vote at Mt. Ararat Middle School’s Orion Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 18. The meeting is the first step of a two-step voter approval process. Now the issue will go to a budget validation referendum on June 13.
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has decided not to take ownership of the Harpswell Coastal Academy campus on Ash Point Road in Harpswell, despite pledged donations from a Portland philanthropist and several area residents that would have covered the acquisition costs.