RSU #74 Mission Statement

The school community of RSU #74 will work together to raise the aspirations of all students by providing them with lifelong learning skills so that they may become self-sufficient contributing members of society.

Budget Vote Information

Upcoming are two important dates.

On April 27, a public hearing on the proposed 2017-2018 school budget will be held at the Carrabec High School Cafeteria starting at 6:00 PM.

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, a district-wide referendum will be held with voting scheduled from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in each district town.

All residents are encouraged to take part in these activities.

Absentee ballots are available and may be obtained from each town office at this time.

Further information may be available through the Superintendent of Schools’ office or through your town office.

Kindergarten Screening for Fall 2017

MSAD 74 / RSU 74 (Anson, Embden, New Portland & Solon) will be holding kindergarten screening for all Pre-school children entering Kindergarten in the fall. Children must be five years of age on or before October 15, 2017.

The screening tool used will be the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning (DIAL-4). Testing will be administered individually by a team of teachers on a variety of tasks. The information is used only to assist us in developing the best program for your child.

Screenings for all District children will be held by appointment only on Tuesday, May 2nd at the Carrabec Community School in North Anson.

Please call Heidi Atwood at the Garret Schenck School, 696-3100, for an appointment and/or any questions you may have. Screenings take approximately 1 hour per child.

If you know of other children ready to start school please share this information.

We are now taking applications for the Fall 2017-2018  Pre-School Program. Please call Jen Hebert at 696-3753 for registration information.

Elementary School Art Projects

Primitive Pottery and Stone Sculptures

Community Literacy Team

As part of RSU #74's participation in a Preschool Expansion Grant from the Maine Department of Education, we are forming a Community Literacy Team. With the increase in literacy demands for today's job market, communities need to play a role in helping to promote and increase literacy skills in  their citizens from birth to adulthood. The Department of Education has a great deal of information about this project and resources for teams on their website at the Literacy for ME link.

We are looking for community members who would like to be part of this team. Our plan is to meet once a month to create a literacy plan for the communities in RSU #74 to promote and expand literacy skills. Our activities need to include connections to early childhood, but they can also target people of all ages. Our first meeting will be at 6:00 PM on January 10th or 11th at Carrabec Community School in North Anson. We will contact you with the definite date.

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Jean Butler at any one of the elementary schools or through e-mail at