RSU #74 

Proudly Serving Anson, Embden, New Portland & Solon

May 22, 2023 

Dear Parent/Guardian of PreK-4 Students: 

About 10 days ago, as a household in RSU #74 with student(s) in one of our 3 buildings housing kindergarten to grade 5, you received a survey requesting your input on the idea of redistributing the students in the three buildings in an attempt to balance enrollments. As I shared in my message with the survey, the enrollment in CCS grew dramatically this last fall causing classroom sizes to exceed the recommended State class size for some of the K-5 grades in this building. As we look to next school year, the Board is going to address the overcrowding by redistributing students through the redrawing of lines designating which buildings students attend. 

At the workshop conducted by the Board on Wednesday, May 17, the Board heard data presented by the Director of Transportation on possible solutions to bringing class sizes down at CCS. You received a message referring you to this letter because your household may be impacted by the decisions made at the June 5 Board meeting. Discussions at the May 17 workshop included sending all K-5 students in the Town of Embden to Solon. Currently only a portion of Embden students go to Solon. As well, the Board heard options for K-5 students living on the Horseback Road and Campground Road in Anson being sent to the Garret Schenck School.


The discussion also included the impact the change may have of the students. Comments heard by the Board from residents in attendance as well by Board members included the students currently are engaged in school activities providing opportunities to already know some of the students in other buildings. So building friendships will not be as daunting. As well, the educational impact would be positive for students. Although enrollment will not balance out nicely for all of these grades, it will make matters better. 

It is not the intent of the Board to open the idea of redrawing boundary lines each and every year. Our goal is to make this adjustment to address the current issues with an eye to the future so students once begin in a particular school next fall, they will do through the 5th grade in that school. If this is a matter you would like to discuss with me or if there are special considerations you would like me to assess prior to the Board taking action on June 5th, please call my office to schedule an appointment. 


Mark L. Campbell, Superintendent of RSU #74

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