Pittston Consolidated School


Elementary Grades K-5
Principal: Donna Tardif

School Hours
8:10 Doors Open
8:30 Classes Start

3:00 Walkers/Pick up students dismissed
3:05 Buses dismissed

2016-2017 Proposed Budget - A Letter From Superintendent Hopkins

May 2, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

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.

MSAD #11 Wellness Committee - Commit to be Fit 5K 06-03-16 @ 6:00 p.m.

MSAD #11 Wellness Committee - Commit to be FIT 5K RUN and/or WALK race on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Profits from the race will fund Scholarships for GAHS Seniors pursuing further education in the health field.

Race begins at the Gardiner Commons, runs down Lincoln Avenue, turn left on Cottage Street, turn left on Dresden Avenue and ends at the Gardiner Commons.

See attachment for Registration Form.

Opiate Effect Event (5/12/16) & Public Forum: Opiate Use in the Randolph & Pittston Area (5/16/16)

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.

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.

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