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  • Dept. of Education: Pause not an option for Freeport-Pownal-Durham RSU

    FREEPORT — Although some residents of Regional School Unit 5 want to pause the Freeport-Pownal-Durham school consolidation process for a year, state Education Commissioner Susan Gendron said Monday night that the only legal action the School Board can take is to move forward with an operating...

  • Update: Pownal to get state funds to help offset school tax increase

    FREEPORT — State Education Commissioner Susan Gendron offered Pownal a one-time grant of $190,000 Thursday to help alleviate the town's increased tax burden as a result of its participation in Regional School Unit 5. According to a press release on the

  • RSU 5, state education chief to discuss relief for Pownal

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 representatives and Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh will meet with Education Commissioner Susan Gendron this evening in Augusta. They hope to negotiate a way to reduce the cost of education in Pownal, where residents will vote June 9 in a ...

  • School chief search puts RSU budget on hold

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 has delayed its budget process because selection of a superintendent of schools has taken longer than planned.