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RSU 5 Mission: To inspire and support every learner by challenging minds, building character, sparking creativity, and nurturing passions.

RSU 5 Vision:

Our Students: In RSU 5, learners become healthy, empathetic, and responsible citizens who contribute to their local and global communities. Students are creative problem solvers and critical thinkers who communicate effectively in an evolving world.

Our Learning: RSU 5 responds to individual needs and prepares students to thrive in their personal and professional lives. Learning is personalized to challenge students and explore their passions. Students choose from a variety of diverse and engaging experiences, including opportunities for active, experiential, real-world learning.

Our Culture/Community: In RSU 5, students learn in joyful environments that are physically and emotionally safe. The school culture fosters well-being, respect, and curiosity while challenging students with clearly defined and rigorous expectations. Partnerships involving parents and community inspire and support enriched learning for all students.

Students graduate as compassionate, honest, and respectful citizens who learn and contribute to their communities for life.

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Community Input on the 2019-2020 Budget

The RSU5 School Board will be voting on the 2019-2020 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget at the Board Meeting on March 27th. At the March 20th Board meeting, I will give a brief review of the proposed budget before deliberations begin with the Board of Directors. At this meeting, there will be two opportunities to have your voice heard. Prior to the start of the Board meeting, from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., you will have an opportunity to meet informally with members of the Board to ask questions. The second opportunity will be during the Board meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m.  After a brief review of the budget we will be taking public input and questions. The meeting will be held at the Freeport High School Library.

We have proposed a budget that we believe to be fiscally responsible and that will lead to increased student achievement. We welcome your feedback to our proposed budget. Budget information can be found on the RSU5 website under Budget 2019-2020.

In addition, after the School Board votes on the budget on March 27, 2018, there will be three opportunities for the public to ask questions about the budget before the Annual Budget Meeting on May 22, 2019 and the Budget Validation Referendum on June 11, 2019. These “Dine and Discuss” sessions will be held as follows:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Durham Community School
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Pownal Elementary School
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Freeport High School

We look forward to your continued participation in the budget process.

Dr. Becky J. Foley
Superintendent of Schools

Q & A's With the Superintendent

Upcoming Q & A’s with the Superintendent

Please join the superintendent and assistant superintendent for any or all of the following question/answer sessions.  We want to hear what you have to say about what is going well and areas that we can improve.  Here are the days and times:

  • Thursday, February 28th - Superintendent’s Tea - 3:30-4:30 p.m. @ PES Library
  • Thursday, March 21st - Mugs & Muffins - 9:00-10:00 a.m. @ FHS Conference Room
  • Wednesday, April 3rd - Dessert with the Superintendent - 6:00-7:00 pm. @ DCS Library
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