Stephen Bowen, commissioner of the Department of Education, will visit the Midcoast on Tuesday, May 17, as part of his statewide listening tour.

Bowen will end the day with a public forum 6-8 p.m. at Camden-Rockport Middle School.

The commissioner met with superintendents from the Midcoast in April.

Bowen was scheduled to start his day with a visit to Searsport District High School, to learn about the school’s implementation of a standards-based model and a system of interventions that kicks in when students don’t meet standards.

Due to legislative requirements, however, Bowen’s visit to SDHS has been rescheduled. He will now visit the high school Thursday, June 9.

For more information and updates on the listening tour, go to:

Bowen lives in Rockport.