Tuesday, March 11, 2014
An armed off-duty state police trooper confused school officials who did not immediately know she was law enforcement, causing the school to be locked down last week.
Voting will take place from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, followed by the business portion of the meeting at 2 p.m. at Whitefield Elementary.
They say bullying, illness and a need for more challenging classes are reasons the new types of schools make sense.
The Regional School Unit 4 board could vote Wednesday on the issue, which voters rejected in 2012.
Football coach Robby Vachon and others slept outside as part of a “Hunger Games”-themed fundraiser for the Augusta Community Warming Center.
The school board wants to preserve programs, but the city council is watching the bottom line, setting up a showdown over costs.
Olympian luger and Augusta native Julia Clukey helped students celebrate their academic success Thursday.
The school board has proposed both reductions as part of a $27.6 million budget, but teachers and students alike believe the programs are too beneficial to lose.
The state is working on a study to find out what local schools should do to protect students from harm.
Local officials expect the state approval within two weeks of their plan to secede from AOS 97.