MSAD 35 approves program funding

By Mark Pechenik,  December 5, 2018

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Approval of support for music and athletic programs highlighted the SAD 35 board of directors meeting on Wednesday.

The board accepted a $750 donation from UNUM of South Portland in support of the Marshwood Great Works School music program.

The board also approved an overnight trip for the Marshwood High School softball team to the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from April 12-19, 2019. Members of the team will gain competition skills and playing time. Funding for the trip is being provided by the parents booster club.

In other developments, student representative Makenna James reported Marshwood High School’s winter sports teams will begin competition this weekend. Among the games is the wrestling team’s participation in the Westbrook Invitational.

SAD 35 Board Chairwoman Kerri Tice acknowledged a thank you letter from the Cromwell Center, a disability awareness organization that presented programs at several district schools this fall.

“Their presentations tie in well with what the students are learning in their classrooms,” said Eliot Elementary School Principal Maureen Goering.

Superintendent Mary Nash announced the retirement of MHS librarian Carolyn Mauger, who, she said, “led the district in the area of library science very effectively.”

Finally, the board reviewed the first reading of updates to the district’s policy of education for homeless students. The policy includes several rights for such students including the ability to continue attending their “school of origin,” transportation to and from school, and “being served without stigma or separation.”

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