RSU #74 

Proudly Serving Anson, Embden, New Portland & Solon

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.

District Strategic Plan

New to the District?

For new families that wish to enroll their students in our schools you can do so using our Student Registration Portal.  Just create a new account and follow the instructions. Once completed, your child's school paperwork will be in the system for our office staff. 

2023-2024: What's New in the RSU?

Regular Updates for the School Year

Student Registration (Back to School Forms) Portal

Bus Routes

School Handbooks

23-24 Back to School Plan

ParentSquare  - School Communication Tool

23-24 School Year Calendar

Resources for Talking to Children About Gun Violence 

In light of the tragic shootings in Lewiston, the Maine Department of Education (DOE) has pulled together some initial resources for talking to children about violence and shootings and supporting one another. The Maine DOE will be providing additional resources as we learn more.  

Talking to Children 

Provide a short statement of fact: Violence took place in our community and many people were hurt. Students are safe here. You are safe. There are people here who can help you. 

Mental Health First Aid 

Additional Resources 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers Talking to Children about the Shooting ( Shootings such as this tragedy evokes many emotions—sadness, grief, helplessness, anxiety, and anger. Children and adults are likely struggling with their thoughts and feelings about the stories and images of the shooting may turn to trusted adults for help and guidance.  

Resources for educators and parents to support children of different age levels manage feelings of anxiety and helplessness following a tragedy: Helping Children Cope With Tragedy Related Anxiety | Mental Health America ( 

US Department of Health and Human Services Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events: 

ESSA Grant Information:

If you have any questions or comments in the ESSA Grant please email Jean Butler ( by July 22nd.  

ESEA Overview 2023-24.pdf
Staff Spotlight - Dave Ela