“Our world is changing… RSU 3 schools are changing!”

This, according to a news release from RSU 3, is the motto of the Community Education Design Team that has been meeting over the past several months to assist RSU 3 schools in creating a strategic vision for the move towards the creation of a proficiency-based system of education.

What is a proficiency-based system of education? How might it benefit our students? How can you influence what the new system looks like? These, according to the news release, are all questions that will be addressed during a series of four public forums on the topic, hosted and facilitated by members of this group.

Dates for those public forums are:

  • Wednesday, April 4 — Morse Elementary School (in Brooks)
  • Tuesday, April 10 — Troy Elementary School
  • Tuesday, April 10 — Walker Elementary School (in Liberty)
  • Thursday, April 12 — Mount View Elementary School (in Thorndike)

All forums will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will run about 90 minutes each. Daycare will be provided, as well as light snacks and drinks. Each forum’s agenda will be the same, so district residents should feel free to attend any of the forums listed, regardless of which community you live in.

The purpose of each forum is to:

  1. Inform participants about what a proficiency-based system of education is and how it may benefit all our children, as well as to answer questions participants may have; and
  2. Gather real feedback, thoughts, and ideas from the community that will help to shape the visioning work moving forward.

Members of the Community Education Design Team strongly encourage attendance at these forums by any community member who is interested in participating. To learn more about this work, visit msad3.org and click on the “Strategic Design” link on the left-hand side of the page.