School Start Time Exploration Committee

School Start Time Final Report - First Reading (UPDATED 6/7/19)

Survey Results


Draft proposals are included in order to gain feedback from the community. Following are the comments collected at the Public Forum hosted on October 29. Finalized proposals will be presented to the School Board in December, with a view to commencing any changes in September 2019.

School Start Time Update

Over the past year, a School Board committee made up of RSU21 faculty and staff, parents, students, and community members, has been exploring the issue of later school start times for grades 6 - 12. This was a key element of the 2016 RSU21 Strategic Plan.

School Start Community Events

School Start Pediatricians Letter

Ted Talk by Sleep Scientist

Sports Medicine Letter

Presentation - Dr. Hawes 

Presentation - Dr. Burgess

Additional Research and Information

MAY 13, 2019

MARCH 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

JANUARY 14, 2019

DECEMBER 10, 2018

NOVEMBER 13, 2018

OCTOBER 9, 2018

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September 10, 2018

JUNE 11, 2018

May 14, 2018

April 9, 2018

March 12, 2018

February 12, 2018

January 8, 2018

December 11, 2017

NOVEMBER 13, 2017

OCTOBER 23, 2017

Committee Members

District Administration
Katie Hawes
Phil Potenziano
Sandy Fecteau
Joe Schwartzman

Marty Bouchard
Susan Cressey
Kyle Keenan

Kent Chapman
Ben Fogg
Emily Egan

Max Leblanc
Joe Bergeon

Parents & Community
Amy McGarry
Jen Hass
Juliet Altham

School Board of Directors
Devon Havey
MaryBeth Luce
Rachel Phipps
Maureen King

Consulting Physician
Donald Burgess, MD

2019 Budget Information

School Committee’s Recommended Budget - Fiscal Year 2019




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Official Registration Now Open for RSU 21 Public Pre K.

We are excited that so many people have shown interest in our new, public Pre K program. Now is the time to officially register your child using this link Accurate numbers are now critical as we will use the information to hire teachers, furnish classrooms, establish bus routes, and communicate with parents. As a reminder, this is a full day, full week, program with the option to pick your child up after lunch if needed. It will be free of charge, play-based, aligned with the RSU 21 curriculum, and developmentally appropriate for children turning 4 by October 15th. The Pre K is open to children from all 3 towns and will be housed at Kennebunk Elementary School.