RSU 5 is developing a new strategic plan to guide education in the district for years to come, and the RSU wants the people of Durham, Freeport and Pownal to weigh in.
A committee is working to draft a new mission statement, vision and strategic plan for the RSU and have developed a short, eight-question survey to learn more about how their friends and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds feel about our local schools, as well as how they want education to look in the district in the future.
Click Here to fill out the RSU5 Community Survey - Please complete by June 15th
Additionally, the committee will facilitate community forums to gather public input in person. These forums will be held on the following dates:
May 2, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - Freeport High School Cafeteria
May 3, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - Pownal Elementary School Cafeteria
May 16, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - Durham Community School Cafeteria
We will share the feedback in the fall and discuss how that input will be used to create a plan for the future of the district. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and make your voice heard.
RSU5 Strategic Planning Advisory Committee
Committee Charge: Whereas the RSU5 Board of Directors recognizes the importance of strategic planning to align the mission and the vision of the District as well as to anticipate and plan for annual and multi-year goals to support and enhance a world-class educational system, we hereby charge the RSU5 Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) to oversee a process to create an updated RSU5 Strategic Plan.
The SPAC will reference a multitude of documents as resource materials to influence their decision-making. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Previous strategic plans from RSU5 and other school districts;
- RSU5 Mission and Vision documents;
- RSU5 District Scorecard; and
- Other related materials.
Meetings: Meetings of the SPAC will typically be held the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Superintendent’s Office (17 West Street, Freeport). Additional meetings will be added if necessary.
December 6, 2017
January 3, 2018
February 7, 2018
March 7, 2018
March 21, 2018
April 4, 2018
April 12, 2018
May 2, 2018
June 6, 2018
Julie Nickerson, RSU5 Building Administrator
Seth Koenig, Durham Parent/Community Member
Stephanie Paine, Freeport Parent/Community Member
Jonathan Dawson, Pownal Parent/Community Member
Rhea Fitzpatrick, Student
Lindsay Sterling, Board of Directors Strategic Communications Subcommittee Member
Valy Steverlynck, Board of Directors Representative
Becky Foley, Superintendent of Schools
Cynthia Alexander, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Nancy Drolet, Coastal Education Association Member/Teacher