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Open Letter to the SAD #4 residents:

I would like to thank the Budget Committee and the entire Board of Directors for their work on the school budget.  Also, thank you to the public that came out to our meetings to learn the truth about the budget.  It has been frustrating and disappointing at times, but I believe that we have brought the best budget forward to be able to run our schools this year.  Is it perfect?  No.  Is everyone happy with it?  No.  But we must come together…six communities working together.  It is important to pass the budget and help get people out there to vote in favor of the budget.

Superintendent Kirkpatrick and I, along with the rest of the school board, hear what people are saying about shrinking enrollment and high costs.  My promise to you is that we will continue to look at ways to save money next year (sharing services, moving offices and programs).  We will do our best to make changes that will not hurt the education that our children need!

I had the opportunity to hear Former Senator George Mitchell speak recently.  The speech he gave to the Mitchell scholar recipients and their parents hit close to home for me.  He told these young adults that they are all from public schools in Maine and that they should never let anyone tell them that their public education is not as good as anyone else’s. These young people are as smart as anyone else in the world!  His final comment was that there should not be a price on education, because it only makes our communities better!

I believe that SAD #4 is a great school district!  I have had two children graduate from this school system and I graduated from here.  Our children are as well educated as any other kids from bigger schools.  They may not get all the cool courses and the extras, but they do get a good education that doesn’t limit their future.  They are watching us as we set an example of believing in the importance of education.  Let’s show them how working together is more powerful then working against each other.

It is so close now to the start of school.  It would be good to have a budget in place before the children are back in their classrooms!

For anyone reading this, please let’s start working together and pass a school budget for the education of the children. 

Cindy Hoak
Chairperson of the SAD #4 School Board
Resident of Cambridge, Maine

M.S.A.D. #4

Abbot, Cambridge, Guilford, Parkman, Sangerville, Wellington

 School Budget Validation Vote

Tuesday – August 25, 2015
 (at your local polls)

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Piscataquis Community Elementary School

Piscataquis Community Secondary School


Directions to SAD #4

Do not enter our address into a GPS because you will find yourself on a discontinued road 
in an unorganized territory.

From the South:
North on I-95; take the Newport exit #157. Follow Routes 11 and 7 north to Dexter. In Dexter, go straight through the light in the middle of town. After passing the Shop 'n Save on your right, take a left onto Route 23 NORTH. Rt. 23 will take you through the town of Sangerville and across a bridge to a STOP sign. This intersects with Route 15. Take a left at the stop sign and proceed into Guilford until you come to the intersection of Rt. 150. Take a right (north) onto Rt. 150 (just before the Shell Station). Continue 50 yards and take a right into the MSAD #4 campus.  Piscataquis Middle School and High School are in the same building by the soccer field. Piscataquis Elementary School sits up on the hill to the left. The Central Office is located in the Elementary School building.

From Bangor:
Take Broadway (Rt. 15) to Dover-Foxcroft (about 35 miles). Continue through Dover-Foxcroft on Rt. 15 north to Guilford. As you enter the town of Guilford, take a right just before the Shell Station on  your right (onto Rt. 150). Follow instructions written above.

From the North:
From I-95 South, take Exit 217 (Howland/Lagrange). Turn right onto Rt. 6; follow Rt. 6 to Lagrange. Take a right and follow Rt. 6/16 into Milo. In the town of Milo, take a left and follow Rt. 16 to Dover-Foxcroft. At the Post Office in Dover-Foxcroft (on your right); take a left onto North Street.  At the first light take a right onto Rt. 15. This will take you into the town of Guilford. Follow instructions written above.

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