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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - July 9, 2020

posted Jul 9, 2020, 1:04 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Jul 9, 2020, 1:05 PM ]

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

MSAD #51 Budget Validation Referendum

The vote for the MSAD #51 School Budget is on Tuesday, July 14.  Scroll down to the Budget Information 2020-21 section for more detailed information.

Parent Survey Reminder

If you haven't already responded to the parent surveys emailed to families on Monday, July 6 from Superintendent Porter, please do so.  Both forms close on Monday, July 13.

Transportation - The purpose of this form is to collect specific information from families regarding their busing needs for this fall if we are in the Yellow Level of the Pandemic Response Plan. (The Draft Pandemic Response Plan is available at https://bit.ly/DPRP2020 for your reference.)      Transportation Form

Remote School - The purpose of this form is to collect specific information from families regarding their intent to be part of a district-coordinated "Remote School" for the 2020-21 school year instead of in-school services if/when they are offered.    Remote School Form

Maine Department of Education News

The Department of Education continues to work with education stakeholders and health experts to provide a framework for safely returning to classroom instruction. Please click HERE to watch a video regarding the surveys.

Please take a moment to complete the Return to Classroom Instruction Survey.  The survey is open until 8:00 PM on Sunday, July 12.



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MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 7:00 pm in the Gyger Room at GHS unless otherwise noted.

July 20 - Regular Meeting (Virtual Meeting)

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo.

Ways to participate in a Virtual School Board meeting

Important: Be sure to include your name and town of residence if you are a MSAD #51 resident, or position if you are an employee.

Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos


Budget Information 2020-21

Detailed budget information can be found on the District's website at: http://www.msad51.org/home/school-board/finance-committee/2020-2021-budget

Tuesday, July 14 - Budget Validation Referendum

The MSAD #51 Board of Directors approved the 2020-21 proposed budget and held a public hearing on the budget on both June 1 and June 16. Voters are asked to decide on the budget on July 14 at the polls or by absentee ballot. Please visit this link for all information pertaining to the proposed budget: MSAD #51 Proposed Budget 2020-21

VOTING INFORMATION:  Tuesday, July 14 is the MSAD #51 Budget Validation Referendum.  You can obtain an absentee ballot via Absentee Ballot Request service OR vote in person at each town's polling location.   

Polls are open 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM in both towns.

In order to provide a larger facility to promote social distancing, MSAD #51 has partnered with the Town of Cumberland to hold voting in the Greely High School Gym located at 313 Main Street. The Town of North Yarmouth will vote at the Wescustogo Hall & North Yarmouth Community Center located at 120 Memorial Highway.  


Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule


If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
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