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Message from Mr. Downing

posted Aug 5, 2020, 7:07 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Aug 5, 2020, 7:09 AM ]

Dear RSU #20 Students, Parents/Guardians, and Staff:

As we plan for the start of school, we want to be responsive to your concerns and questions, while being as transparent as possible. Please know safety is our utmost priority. The Steering Committee began June 16 to investigate, along with guidance from the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) and the Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC), possible scenarios for school 2020/21.

The next school board meeting is scheduled for August 11th at 6:30 pm.  The school board will be reviewing the draft Learning Continuity Plan to address the return to school in September.  For more details, see below.


Chris Downing, 
Superintendent of Schools

Link to survey: RSU #20 Return to School Survey

New meal delivery menus

posted Jul 28, 2020, 8:24 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jul 28, 2020, 8:26 AM ]

Food delivery menus

Meal delivery update

posted Jul 20, 2020, 12:09 PM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jul 21, 2020, 5:54 AM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our wonderful cooks have come up with some new breakfast and lunch ideas that will be starting next week, July 27th.  Some of the new things you will see are pancakes, chicken tenders, chop suey, and tacos, to name a few.  We hope you will take advantage of these great offerings.  Please contact us at food@rsu20.org or call 207.548.2313 to sign up.  Thank you.


Tina Cook
Nutrition Director

Public Participation Concerning Title Services

posted Jul 13, 2020, 7:25 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jul 13, 2020, 7:25 AM ]

Federal funding is allotted to school districts throughout Maine through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Application (ESEA).

Our district completes the application process, requesting funding for the following:

Title I - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title II - Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

Title IV - Provides funding to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing school district capacity

Title V - Rural Education Initiative

You are invited to attend the July 15th RSU 20 School Board Meeting via YouTube (click here) at 6:30 PM. You will be provided information about the tentative projects identified in the RSU 20 ESEA application and have the opportunity to share your ideas and feedback on the use of the federal funds provided to our district.

If you are unable to attend and would like to share feedback, feel free to contact me through email at bholweger@rsu20.org or call 207-548-2317.

July 15th regular Board meeting

posted Jul 13, 2020, 7:10 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jul 15, 2020, 3:46 PM ]

Wednesday's School Board meeting will be streamed on Youtube.  You will be able to view, but not interact.  Click on the link below at the appropriate time to view the meeting.

July 15th regular monthly Board meeting URL: https://youtu.be/gYPi-GwpPQM (1830hrs - 6:30PM)

Click here for the July 15th Board Agenda.

If you have a question, concern, comment, etc for public participation, please use the link below.  The information in this form will be shared with the Board as quickly as possible.  

Please understand the process is slower and all questions, concerns, etc may not be able to be addressed during the meeting.

Family Needs Survey

posted Jul 8, 2020, 6:51 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jul 8, 2020, 6:51 AM ]

The RSU #20 SY 20/21 Steering Committee has created a Family Needs Survey to gather your input for the upcoming school year.  You will need Internet access and a computer, latpop, tablet, smartphone, etc. to complete the survey.

The survey will remain open until 14 July 2020.  A link is contained below.

RSU 20 Family Needs Survey

RSU #20 forms Steering Committee for School year 2020-21

posted Jul 6, 2020, 5:26 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jul 6, 2020, 5:27 AM ]

  Searsport  ●  Stockton Springs  

Office of the Superintendent

6 Mortland Road

Searsport, ME 04974

Phone:  (207) 548-6643

Fax:  (207) 548-2310

June 30, 2020

Dear RSU 20 Families, 

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize your heroic efforts in supporting your child(ren) with their educational needs since March. We can all agree that the challenges presented this year were considerable. In light of these, RSU 20 is looking at proactive measures in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. As a result, RSU 20 has formed a steering committee made up of 21 staff members from all departments within the RSU.  

This committee is tasked with creating several plans for our return to school. In coordination with the Maine Department of Education and the CDC, the main focus is on the health and safety of all students and staff. The committee’s decisions will serve as the framework for any planning and response efforts regarding the return to school and COVID 19. 

Though we understand that our families and community members would like solid answers, unfortunately we won’t have them until we get closer to the start of the school year. We will answer your questions as we move throughout this process. Until then, enjoy your summer and know that you will hear from us soon!


RSU 20 Steering Committee

Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration

posted Jun 16, 2020, 8:39 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jun 16, 2020, 8:39 AM ]

Congratulations to the class of 2020.  Last evening, June 15, 2020, a celebration was held in the parking lot of Searsport Distrcit High/Middle School.  To view the graduation celebration, please point your browser to:

2020 Graduation ceremonies postponed

posted Jun 10, 2020, 6:28 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jun 10, 2020, 6:29 AM ]

Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow evening, our 2020 graduation ceremonies, both the processional and the drive-in movie events, have been postponed until Monday, June 15th at the same times.

The Youtube Live Stream link will be the same if you wish to watch the graduation ceremony.

8th Grade Celebration

posted Jun 9, 2020, 12:29 PM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jun 9, 2020, 12:29 PM ]

The Searsport District Middle School 8th graders had their end of school year celebration streamed live on Youtube this afternoon.  Congratulations 8th graders on the completion of a tremendous year.

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