RANGELEY — Members of the community will soon get the opportunity to meet the new superintendent and principal for Rangeley Lakes Regional School.

School Board Vice Chairwman Jennifer Farmer reported at Tuesday’s meeting that the Chamber of Commerce, coordinating with the PTA, wants to hold a meet-and-greet event in August for Superintendent Susan Pratt and Principal Charles Brown. The board commended the idea and expressed a wish to help with the preparations.

After reporting that the Federal No Child Left Behind grant and other grants are on track to being approved, that employee contracts have gone out and are being signed and that the school handbook is being updated, Pratt said that things are coming together nicely and are beginning to feel settled.

Brown reported attending an e-curriculum workshop in Kingfield, meeting with the RLRS staff, and working on the handbook update.

After the hiring committee interviewed eight applicants, Heather Moody was unanimously approved as math teacher. Moody has eight years of teaching experience and is certified for advanced placement math.

The board renewed Heidi Deery’s appointment as affirmative action officer, approved Brown’s appointment as attendance officer and approved Pratt as freedom of access officer.

Policies regarding pest management in school facilities and on school grounds, on bomb and hazardous substance threats and on fire drills (to be called evacuation drills and to include bus drills) were approved for first reading.

Citing confusion about which part of the music instructor’s fees are being paid by the school, parents and donations from Rangeley Friends of the Arts, the board requested that the contract be clarified before taking a vote.


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