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Request for Bids

posted Dec 4, 2018, 6:16 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Searsport · Stockton Springs
Office of the Superintendent
6 Mortland Road
Searsport ME 04974
Telephone: (207) 548-6643 Fax: (207) 548-2310


Bids are now being accepted for a detailed mold remediation plan for the Stockton Springs Elementary School. Bid specifications may be obtained at the Superintendent’s Office, 6 Mortland Road, Searsport ME 04974, by calling (207) 548-6643, or by email to

Bids will be accepted only from properly licensed Industrial Hygienists.

Closing date for bids is Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Bids will be opened at the Superintendent’s Office, 6 Mortland Road, Searsport ME at that time. RSU #20 reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

School Security – National test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

posted Oct 1, 2018, 12:18 PM by Bob Bradford

School Security – National test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

On Wednesday, October 3, beginning at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Time, there will be a nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of IPAWS and its Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to (1) assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message, and (2) determine whether improvements are needed.

FEMA Fact Sheet: English

FEMA Fact Sheet: Spanish

New Vaccine Requirement

posted Sep 12, 2018, 9:44 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by a bacterium. It can cause meningitis, which is an infection of the brain and spinal cord, and it can also cause blood infections. The infection can cause death or lifelong disability.

 What is the new meningococcal vaccination requirement? 

 Starting 2018-2019 school year, all students entering, advancing, or transferring into 7th grade and 12th grade in Maine public and private schools must have proof that they have the age appropriate meningococcal vaccines (MCV4) serogroups A, C, W, and Y. 

 One dose of MCV4 is required for all students entering 7th grade. 

 Two doses of MCV4 are required for students entering 12th grade, with a minimum of 8 weeks between dose one and dose two. If the first dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.

 If a student entering 12th grade is 15 years of age or younger, only one dose is required.

Emergency Alert System now in use.

posted Sep 4, 2018, 11:06 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

The Searsport Police Department in conjunction with the Searsport Emergency Management Director is now using the Nixle Alerting System, an online secure site, to alert student families in the event of an emergency.

If you have a student at Searsport Elementary School, send a text message containing the letters 
                             sesp to 888777 
from the phone you want to receive the alert on.

If your student is at the Middle/High School, send a text message containing the letters 
                              sdhs to 888777 
from the phone you want to receive the alert on.

Almon (Bud) Rivers, Searsport Emergency Management Director
Richard LaHaye, Searsport Police Chief

Bus Routes Now Posted

posted Aug 20, 2018, 8:05 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Please check the link to the left for the 2018-19 bus routes.  Call 548-2323 (our bus garage) with any questions.

New Substitute Pay Rates

posted Apr 25, 2018, 8:41 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Effective July 1, 2018.  Check them out - increases for ALL substitutes!

2018-19 School Calendar approved by the Board

posted Mar 29, 2018, 9:45 AM by Marilyn Stumpff


posted Feb 28, 2018, 9:41 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Searsport · Stockton Springs
Office of the Superintendent
6 Mortland Road
Searsport ME 04974
Telephone: (207) 548-6643                                                                                                                                 Fax: (207) 548-2310

February 28, 2018

On Monday morning our district learned that one of our very own students had died. This news
has been heartwrenching for our community, staff, and students. As a district, we have unified
our support system to ensure that we provide the comfort and care that is needed for our
students and staff.

The death of a child is the ultimate tragedy. The idea that this happened to a precious child is
one that we are coping with while supporting our children, staff and community. It is not easy.

The overwhelming outreach of support is greatly appreciated and has been very helpful. Many
school districts from Hancock and Waldo County have offered to send counselors to our schools
to assist us in our time of need. Sweetser has also offered their resources to us. Our
community has shown time after time that when adversity strikes, we come together to take care
of each other.

Thank you again for the outpouring of support and care that has been shown to RSU #20.


posted Sep 7, 2017, 10:56 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Call our office at 548-6643 for further information.  Applications are available on this website under employment.

2017 Waldo County Teacher of the Year

posted May 11, 2017, 10:59 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Congratulations to Chris Goosman, our very own social studies teacher at Searsport District High School. Chris has been selected as the Waldo County Teacher of the Year.

Chris has taught in our schools since 1996. She is also the district's Drama Director, helping students perform both the Fall Musical and the Spring One-Act plays.

Chris continues to inspire her colleagues and students as she models the best of her profession!

Well done!

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