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Out of an abundance of caution, we have cancelled the regional professional day at UMaine on March 20th. It is disappointing given all of the outstanding speakers we were able to secure, but health and safety are top priorities.
Last evening I received authority from the School Committee to change the calendar and I am proposing a half day with students in the morning of the 20th and a half day professional leave in the afternoon. The high school student day will be from 8-11 a.m., middle school from 8:30-11:30 a.m., and elementary would be from 9-12. Breakfast and lunch will be served.There will be no a.m. music bus or preK on that day.
I think this is the best scenario as we have used all snow days and any additional student day we can capture would help us if we face closings.