LIVERMORE FALLS — New staff, programs and equipment will greet RSU 36 students as they begin their new year on Wednesday, Sept. 1, Superintendent Susan Pratt said.

“I look forward to an energizing school year and feel very encouraged by what I have observed thus far,” said Pratt, who began her work as superintendent this summer.

Two new principals will join the staff this year. Robert Kahler will assume the duties of principal at Livermore Falls Middle School and James Holland is the new principal at Livermore Falls High School.

There’s some “exciting work ahead of us,” Pratt said as the school system moves ahead on both their Continuous Improvement Priority School work at the middle school and the School Improvement Grant work at the high school.

“A great deal of summer training has occurred and staff members are back with renewed energy and commitment,” she said.

Students will have expanded learning opportunities this year both during regular classroom hours and after school.

Students at the high school will each have a laptop computer assigned to them in a one-to-one computing program, she said. These will be available for students to take home. Parent information sessions are planned to help parents understand the laptops and how they can be used at home as a “tool for learning,” she said.

The schools have received their annual summer work.

“The schools are all shining and awaiting students’ arrival on Wednesday morning,” she said.

Some noticeable maintenance improvements have been made, she said while complimenting the work accomplished by the custodial staff this summer.

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