Family Resources

The connection between educators, students, and parents is a crucial part of the educational experience of Bangor students. This page is one of many means of maintaining quality communication between educators and the Bangor school community.

Frequently Accessed Information and Links:

College Savings

Harold Alfond College Challenge: $500 Alfond Grant can be the foundation for families to start investing for their children’s’ higher education. View the Harold Alfond College Challenge Flyer.

NextGen is Maine’s Section 529 plan, which many families use to plan for higher education expenses. NextGen is administered by the Finance Authority of Maine.

Excusable Absences

According to Maine education law, a student may be excused from attendance at school pursuant for the following reasons:

A. Personal Illness;
B. An appointment with a health professional that must be made during the regular school day;
C. Observance of a recognized religious holiday when the observance is required during the regular school day;
D. A family emergency;
E. A planned absence for a personal or education purpose that has been approved by the principal; or
F. Education disruption resulting from homelessness, unplanned psychiatric hospitalization, unplanned hospitalization for a medical emergency, foster care placement, youth development center placement or some other out-of-district placement that is not otherwise authorized by either an individualized education plan or other education plan.

If you have questions about these definitions, please contact the school office.

Students with Disabilities Notice: Parents and/or students who suspect that they may have a disability that may require special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, and/or reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, should contact their building administrator to initiate procedures that will provide supports for their successful school participation.