From Superintendent Jordan:
At approximately 9:45 AM this morning local authorities informed us that a bomb threat had been received specifically naming the Ridge View Community School. All students and staff were safely evacuated to Dexter Regional High School where parents were reunified with their children. A State Police canine bomb-sniffing unit performed an extensive search of the school and found nothing suspicious. The school will be in session tomorrow with an added Police presence. Thank you to all of the staff, students, and the Dexter Police Department for handling a very stressful situation in a calm professional manner.
On Thursday, August 24, representatives from MSAD #46 and SAD #4 attended a meeting in Augusta to review the Phase 2 steps in the “Integrated, Consolidated 9-16 Educational Facility Pilot Project.”
The Agenda for the meeting was as follows:
The Department of Education Representatives laid out their vision for this project:
“The Department’s vision is to identify and develop a pilot project that would deliver enhanced opportunities to students on a regional scale. The selected pilot project could serve as a model for other regions in the state and would result in a regional high school integrated with a career and technical school, the University of Maine System, and the Maine Community College System, and that supports industry training programs leading to recognized licensure and certification. The preferred pilot program will combine three or more high schools (additional grades would be considered) and will create a new unified governance structure. The new governance body will be responsible for organizing a successful referendum, issuance of bonds, development of budgets, hiring of personnel, policy development, and oversight and operation of the newly created entity.”
The Phase 2 application is due December 29, 2017, and there will be a lot of work happening between now and then to make our application and project idea ready. If you are interested in being part of one of the many teams/committees that will be formed to work on this project, please contact us using the form below.