Great article on why we all should consider the positive return on investment we get for each educational dollar spent in RSU18.
In tough economic times there are always reasons to tighten the belt, but as Dr. Cook mentioned at a recent budget meeting, sometimes the more important step is to look at what you are getting with the money you are currently spending.
This year’s budget is up by only 0.65% over last year. Not many school districts can say that, and certainly few districts have accomplished as much with as little. Here is just a short list of some of the benefits the district has to offer:
- A significant increase in district NWEA scores.
- A rapidly growing Farm to School program that teaches students valuable skills.
- Robotics teams that help students learn technology in a hands on way that also fosters problem solving, curiosity, collaboration, and communication.
- A performing arts program that has seen a large number of alumni go on to have a career in that field.
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