Education

  • COA to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester

    COA to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester

    College of the Atlantic plans to require students, staff and faculty who will be working and studying on campus in the fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19. School officials cite the broad benefits of a vaccinated campus, including holding gatherings, sharing meals, resuming regular transportation protocols and a return to a more normal academic setting. 

  • COVID response has silver lining 

    COVID response has silver lining 

    COVID-19 has disrupted education and challenged school administrators and teachers as never before. But some adjustments that schools have made in response to the pandemic have had quite positive effects, according to Gloria Delsandro, principal of Mount Desert Elementary School.   

  • New school system structure proposed 

    New school system structure proposed 

    As currently structured, the Mount Desert Island Regional School System is cumbersome, inefficient and an absolute bear to manage, according to a committee of school board members. Of course, school administrators and board members have known that for years. But now the committee has recommended a specific alternative – the Regional School Unit (RSU) model. 

  • School system withdrawal vote called meaningless 

    School system withdrawal vote called meaningless 

    School officials say that if the town’s voters endorse a citizens’ petition asking the Board of Selectmen and School Committee to appoint a committee to draft a plan for Trenton to withdraw from the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (AOS 91), it will have no legal effect. 

  • School schedule for next year proposed 

    School schedule for next year proposed 

    While it isn’t yet set in stone, the daily schedule for next school year that Mount Desert Island High School Principal Matt Haney presented to the school system board Monday night is the one that he feels strongly is best for students and teachers. 

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