LIVERMORE FALLS — The Regional School Unit 73 board of directors accepted the resignations of two longtime teachers Thursday night and adopted a mission statement for the district.

Lyn and John DiSotto submitted their resignations, which were accepted with regret. Lyn, a first-grade teacher, has taught in the district for 32 years. Her husband, John, a math teacher at Spruce Mountain Middle School in Jay, has spent 30 years teaching in the district.

The mission statement is the first since the Jay School Department and SAD 36 merged in 2011. It emphasizes personalized learning, independent thinking, responsibility, respect, empathy and compassion in the schools and community.

Superintendent Kenneth Healey said the 11-line statement will be posted in district buildings for students, staff and community members to see.

In other matters, acting Adult Education Director Wendy Moreau said several applications have been received for the position. She said the program has been working with others in RSU 9 in Farmington and RSU 52 in Turner to ensure that those who have completed the work for a diploma or high school equivalency receive them.

Also at Thursday’s meeting:

* Buildings, Grounds and Transportation Director Ken Vining said heating fuel use has stayed pretty much on track throughout the winter, except for Jay Elementary School, which was up slightly.

* There will be no board meeting April 23, but a special meeting may be held after the April 28 referendum. The next regular board meeting is May 14.

* Healey invited people to call him at 897-6722 if they have questions about the proposed district budget or the budget articles for an elevator at Spruce Mountain High School and new bleachers at Griffin Field.

* The board welcomed newly appointed member Ronnalean Sanborn of Livermore Falls. She replaces Bert Poisson.

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