3 Aggregate Road, Poland, ME 04274
Phone 207.998.2727 | Fax 207.998.2753

RSU 16

Kenneth J. Healey, Superintendent
Amy Hediger, Assistant Superintendent/Curriculum Director
Stacie Field, Business Manager
Craig Worth, Director of Operations

August 12, 2022

Welcome to a New School Year!

This will be my 5th year serving as your superintendent and it has been a pleasure to be a small
part of the professional educational team that serves the RSU 16 community. Our district theme
this year is “JOY”. Let us all commit ourselves this year, to rekindling the incredible joy that
comes from educationally enriching the lives of all our RSU 16 students.

I look forward to seeing all staff at our 2022-2023 Opening Day in the PRHS/WMS Auditorium
on August 29.

7:30 - 8:00 AM: Refreshments will be available in the PRHS Lobby
8:00 - 8:45 AM: Welcome and Opening Day remarks from Superintendent Ken Healey,
Assistant Superintendent Amy Hediger, School Board Chair Mary Martin, and Staff Speaker
Jamie Karaffa
8:45 - 9:15 AM: Introduction of new staff and staff who have changed positions in the district
and Years of Service recognition
9:15 - 9:30 AM: Association Meeting - everyone is welcome to attend!

Agendas for your workshop days will be provided by each building principal or director. Our
first student day is Wednesday, August 31.

Please note: Individual staff pictures, for your staff ID, will be held in the Whittier Gym starting
at 9:30 AM. Think of this as “School Picture Day for the Adults.” All ESS, MCS, PCS, Central
Office, and Transportation personnel should get their pictures taken before leaving PRHS after
Opening Day. WMS and PRHS personnel should get their pictures taken between 12:00 - 3:00

Central Office, 3 Aggregate Road, Poland, ME 04274
207-998-2727 Fax 207-998-2753

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Consent to Test

RSU 16 will offer the administration of Abbott Binax NOW rapid antigen tests to students who become symptomatic during the school day. To access free rapid antigen testing in their school nurse’s office, a signed consent to test must be on file.  All consent forms from last school year have expired. If you would like to give consent for the 2022-2023 school year, print, read, sign, date and return the attached Consent to Test to your student’s school health office.  Consent forms are available at the school office, Central Office and during Open House.
Click here for the Consent Form.

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How would you like to be a great school bus driver?

Here at RSU 16 we have an experienced team of school transportation professionals that are excellent mentors for those who want to become great school bus drivers.  This supportive and collaborative team ensures the safety of our students while being transported to and from school, and for our co-curricular events.  Free training is available to help you obtain your Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with all required endorsements. View more information on how to join this extraordinary team, and if you’re the right fit we would love to have you be part of a team where safely transporting students is our #1 priority!

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Come join us at RSU 16 and be part of our mission to prepare our students to be successful contributing citizens, able to adapt to change and to successfully respond to the future. Whether you are an educator, administrator, bus driver, nurse, or custodian – we are a team working together keeping our students welfare, safety, and education at the heart of everything we do!

  • A current listing of job openings can be found at ServingSchools.com and SchoolSpring.com.
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  • For all school openings, please submit a letter of interest, application, resume, transcripts, certification and 3 letters of recommendation to: Regional School Unit #16 (EOE), 3 Aggregate Road, Poland ME 04274
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Check out the district/schools calendar of events.  This is our new 'master' calendar and it offers the ability to look at one calendar at a time, or several (click on the 'Select Calendars' button, and then 'Apply Selections.'). For example, those of you who have students in more than one school, simply select the calendars for the school(s) you want to see. You also have the opportunity to see events graphically in a monthly calendar format, or simply as a listing of events.

A tidbit of information about our district 'year-at-a-glance' calendar of holidays, school vacations and in-service days. As you may guess, this involves input from several places before it can be determined. We need to know the LRTC (Lewiston Regional Technical College) class schedule so that our students attending those classes are available on the same days. Our administrative team meets to look at activities planned for the year, such as teacher training days (inservice); holidays; spring and winter breaks, etc., to come up with a calendar that provides the mandated 175 days of school for students. It's an interesting (and sometimes lengthy) process how it all comes together!

Central Office Staff

Fred Barlow

Transportation Director

Fred leads the team of professional school bus drivers, assistants and mechanics who pr...

Holly Day

Special Education Director

Carol Depot

Payroll Manager

Stacie Field

Business Administrator/Manager

Kenneth Healey

Superintendent of Schools

Amy Hediger

Assistant Superintendent

Lauren Hendry

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Jill Mathieu

Technology Instructional Coach

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Jean McNally

Transportation Secretary / District Registrar

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Wendy Ritchie

Accounts Payable

Kim Roth

School Psychologist

Nathaniel Vlahakis

Data Specialist

Tracy Watson

Special Education Administrative Assistant

Craig Worth

Director of Operations

Where do the policies come from?

The Maine School Management Association, located in Augusta, provides all schools in the state of maine with school policies. The policies and direction of the Maine School Management Association are established by the MSMA Action and Policy Committees. You can click on the link if you would like more information.

We organize our policies by section, as seen by clicking on the link below. Click on the grouping to take you to a drill-down of the policies within that group. If you have any questions or feedback on a policy, please fill out and submit the form at the right side of this section. We do appreciate your feedback and questions. Thank you!


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