Dear Citizens of Jonesport and Beals Island:
The 2017-18 academic year is half over and spring is on its way. I arrived back in Union 103 in late July and hit the deck running. I had good intentions of communicating to you at that time, but so much for good intentions. It is nice to be back in Union 103 and work with a crew of hard working and dedicated personnel. It is hard to believe that we are in the second half of the academic year. Our schools have been busy with academic preparation as well as athletics, clubs and organizations. A visit to the individual school websites will show you how active and busy our schools are.
Speaking of websites, the District now has a new website. We feel that it is extremely user friendly even for some of us less tech savvy folks. The policy section is still under construction as we work to bring numerous original policies into appropriate format for viewing. As we enter February, it is time to begin the difficult budget building process. Soon, our school committees will be hard at work assessing projected expenditures for next year. I urge your support for our proposed budgets that will continue to allow us to provide quality programs to our students. February is also “tournament week” in Maine and as of now, it appears that the boys’ basketball team will enter Class D competition ranked number two. Good luck to the Royals as they seek another gold ball.
Again, it is great to be back. Think Spring!
Denis L. Howard, Ed. D
Superintendent of Schools