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Gardiner Area High School
Nestled on a hill along the banks of Maine's Kennebec River, GAHS serves 660 students from the surrounding towns of Gardiner, Pittston, Randolph, and West Gardiner. Our school is part of Maine School Administrative District #11 which maintains the schools in the Gardiner area.
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The engineering class at Gardiner Area High School is researching the egress problem at GAHS. Rob Munzing provided a picture of the school's footprint to help find a solution. This shot was taken by a drone at 500 feet.
May 2, 2016
Re: 2016-2017 School Year Budget
The MSAD 11 School Board recently approved the 2016-2017 school year budget. In the preceding months, School Board members and administrators engaged in candid, direct discussions regarding the increasing and changing needs of our students, Pre-K – Grade 12. School Board members expressed great concern by many of the descriptive recounts of situations and behaviors requiring staff and administrator attention.
Those first hand accounts were critical factors during the development of the 2016-2017 budget. Deemed essential to the continued operations of our schools, the School Board included the following items:
· Pre-K – Grade 2 Regular Education Behavioral Program
· Grade 1 Teacher, Laura E. Richards School
· Elementary Nurse
· STEM Teacher, Gardiner Regional Middle School
· 2 Educational Technicians, Gardiner Regional Middle School
· Social Worker, Gardiner Area High School
· .5 Math Teacher, Gardiner Area High School
It is understood by the School Board that while additional needs remain, these additions are significant. The additions are expected to provide considerable support to those students and families who are in need and to assist in the day to day responsibility of successfully educating students.
To provide this additional level of support, the proposed budget of $23,904,000 represents a 4.98% or 1,133,000 increase over the current budget. The local share of the proposed budget will increase by $365,789.88. The Board understands that while any increase to taxpayers may be difficult, maintaining a solid educational system is essential to the immediate needs of our students and to the long-term success of our communities.
Greater Gardiner Event: THE OPIATE EFFECT
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Johnson Hall - 280 Water Street Gardiner
Free to the public. Space is limited. Please call Johnson Hall at 582-7144 to secure your spot.
In 2009, Will Gates died of a heroin overdose. His father, Skip, began a journey to educate as many people as possible about the harm not only in drugs, but in how we deal with the problem.
Through the voices of Skip, former opiate abusers, and others, we are challenged to take action. Other personal stories will be included.
Public Forum: OPITATE USE IN THE RANDOLPH AND PITTSTON AREA
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pittston Elementary School. - 1023 Pittston School Street Pittston
Free to the public. Everyone is invited to come and listen and participate in this open forum.
Come listen to how officials are dealing with the effects of opiate drug use in our area.
*Sheriff Ryan Reardon
*Frederick White, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
*Holy Kiidli, Substance Abuse Prevention Project Coordinator
*Gardiner Schools 10 minute presentation of how drugs are affecting students.
Click on the attachments below to access a flyer for both events.
The following images are the schedules set for GAHS for the week of May 9-13, 2016.