The RSU78 Board of Education met in person on Tuesday, October 12, 2022 at 6:00PM.

Two presentations were made to the board: the first by Kathaleen Willis, Title I Coordinator, on various special events in the building, and the second by the Middle School Team teachers on the recent trip to Tanglewood, U Maine’s 4-H Camp and Learning Center. Both presentations were well received and can be viewed on the Rangeley Lakes Regional School’s YouTube channel.

Board Chair Mary Richards welcomed Karen Seaman of Rangeley as a returning board member, and also welcomed Robert Green of Sandy River Plantation as a new board member.

Superintendent Georgia Campbell updated the board on an exciting new partnership between community member Gail Ayr and Ms Ayr’s certified therapy dog, Maggie May. Starting later this season, Maggie May will be at school a few days a week. Look for more information about this partnership coming soon from RLRS! Additionally, RLRS has submitted an application to Maine’s Workforce Development Compact to help staff members address gaps in training. If RLRS is accepted, the program will pay for necessary coursework for staff.

Student Representative Angelica Chavree-Woodward shared updates on RLRS fall sports. Sports updates can also be heard on senior Trevor Dolbier’s new podcast, available via the RLRS Facebook page, the school website (under Athletics), and on Spotify. Big Fish is the fall 2022 musical and rehearsals are in full swing. Performance dates are set for November 18, 19 and 20. Senior Isabelle Whittier and junior Lily Shaffer won the election for student council president and vice-president respectively. Lastly, fundraising for the spring 2023 trip to Puerto Rico for the Spanish students is underway and going well.

Principal Seth Laliberte shared that the recent teacher workshop day on Friday, October 7, 2022, was a very productive day. Teachers started the day with a keynote from motivational speaker Joe Beckham, which set a positive tone for the day. Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust sponsored a Northern Lights Planetarium visit to RLRS, which gave three shows to grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. The presentation was wildly well received by both students and staff. Lastly, Portrait of a Learner meetings are on hold for the time being while a Design Team is built.


The Board approved an overnight stay at the University of Maine Orono for the Maine Youth Action Network’s (MYAN) Annual Youth Leadership Conference. Rangeley Health and Wellness is covering all admissions, room/board, meals, etc for this experience and RLRS will take care of the transportation. This will be RLRS’s fourth year attending the conference and students are already looking forward to it.

Committee reports included policy revisions, approval of oil, propane and wood pellet bids for this coming winter, an update on the potential sale of bus #5, and an update on ongoing discussions for upgrades to some shelving in the library, and a letter of intent to move forward with investigating solar panels for the RLRS roof.

The meeting adjourned at 7:15PM.

The next RSU 78 Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in the multi-purpose room at the school.

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