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Mid-Coast School of Technology will open to region when most sending schools re-open

Rockland area schools to close

School board to hold emergency meeting Monday
By Stephen Betts | Mar 15, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts Oceanside High School in Rockland and other RSU 13 schools will close for an extended period.

Rockland — The Rockland area schools will close for an extended period, the district announced Sunday afternoon in an automated text message.

"All RSU 13 schools will be closed for an extended period. Please watch our website and Facebook page for more information," the message states.

RSU 13 serves Rockland, Thomaston, Owls Head, South Thomaston and Cushing.

Superintendent John McDonald said that the closure is tentatively scheduled through April vacation but will be re-assessed every two weeks to determine if re-opening earlier is possible.

The action is being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The district will activate its summer meal program for students who can come in and get food. In addition, meals can be delivered to families who request, the superintendent said.

The RSU 13 Board will hold an emergency meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, March 16 at the South School to discuss the closing.

The Mid-Coast School of Technology is closed for all students as of Monday, March 16 following the consensus of the larger sending schools, RSU 13, RSU 40 and The Five-Town CSD. They have announced their schools are closed as of this date to contain the spread of this world-wide virus.

"The Administration of MCST will be working with fellow administrators in our region, our teaching staff and our Career and Technical Education peers to ensure our students’ continued education during this challenging event. We will keep our students, staff, and other stakeholders informed as the status changes. We will begin classes again when the majority of our sending schools make that choice," the statement from MCST states.

This article will be updated when more information can be received.



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Comments (4)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Mar 16, 2020 08:36

Heidi,

At this time of anxiety, stress and the unknown, wouldn't it be nicer to keep negative comments to yourself and focus on what we can do as a community to make ourselves and our community safer?

 



Posted by: Heidi Ruth Locke | Mar 16, 2020 07:03

Dear Joanne,

You should be applauding the Governor! She made John McDonald’s decision for him!! Then he sent out a robo- call to staff! Some leader! He should have called off school last week! Incompetent.



Posted by: Heidi Ruth Locke | Mar 16, 2020 07:02

Dear Joanne,

You should be applauding the Governor! She made John McDonald’s decision for him!! Then he sent out a robo- call to staff! Some leader! He should have called off school last week! Incompetent.



Posted by: Joanne Lee Richards | Mar 15, 2020 19:15

I applaud the school administrators for putting the safety of our students, their families and the staff members of the schools first. Thank you.



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