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Deer Isle-Stonington CSD Archive

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Deer Isle-Stonington CSD Archive

Deer Isle-Stonington Consolidated School is facing a number of challenges. The high school is still rebounding from its 2010 designation as a low-performing school, costs continue to rise while enrollment drops, alternative administrative structures are being considered, teacher contract negotiations are ongoing and major questions about the future of the school system are hashed out monthly in board meetings and in strategic planning sessions. Here you can find Island Ad-Vantages coverage of the ongoing issues and challenges facing the CSD.


  1. DI-S Annual Report on the Schools 2012-2013 School Year
    Community News, 6/4/12
  2. Deer Isle-Stonington CSD Staff Salaries 2011-12
    Community News, 6/4/12
  3. DIS CSD Teacher's Contract 2011-2012
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/10/12
  4. DIS CSD Teacher Evaluation 2012 Draft & Current
  5. DIS CSD Teacher's Contract 2008-2011
  6. Deer Isle-Stonington SAT results summary 2011
  7. Deer Isle-Stonington CSD staff salary information for fiscal year 2010-11
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/2/11
  8. Deer Isle-Stonington Community School District 13 Annual Report on the Schools 2011-2012 School Year
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/2/11
  9. DI-S Staff Salary Information for Fiscal Years 2008-10
  10. DI-S Annual Report on the Schools 2009-2010 School Year
  11. DI-S Annual Report on the Schools 2008-2009 School Year
  12. DI-S Annual Report on the Schools 2007-2008 School Year
  13. DI-S Annual Report on the Schools 2005-2006 School Year
  14. DI-S Annual Report on the Schools 2004-2005 School Year
  15. DI-S Annual Report on the Schools 2003-2004 School Year
  16. DI-S Annual Report on the Schools 2002-2003 School Year
  17. DI-S Annual Report on the Schools 2001-2002 School Year


  1. Low turnout, tight vote on DIS school budget
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/13/13
  2. Ballot vote on Tuesday on DIS school budget, process
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/6/13
  3. Timetable, content of Island school system strategic plan debated
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/6/13
  4. 2012-13 Deer Isle-Stonington CSD Staff Salaries
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/30/13
  5. Superintendent Mark Jenkins requests guidance on strategic plan
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/30/13
  6. Residents green-light DISHS budget in brief meeting
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/30/13
  7. Annual CSD school budget meeting to be held May 28
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/23/13
  8. DISHS Annual budget meeting slated for May 28
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/16/13
  9. What are these “school report cards?”
    Compass, 5/9/13
  10. Island community questions F grade for elementary school
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/9/13
  11. State of Maine issues report card: DISHS is average, elementary school failing
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/2/13
  12. CSD final budget on the agenda for May 7 meeting
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/25/13
  13. Deer Isle-Stonington school budget continues to be “refined”
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/11/13
  14. Deer Isle School budget continues to be “refined”
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/11/13
  15. Commissioner of Education tours Deer Isle-Stonington High School
    Island Ad-Vantages, 2/28/13
  16. DIS school board discusses problems with busing, background checks
    Island Ad-Vantages, 2/14/13
  17. DIS school board discusses school safety, strategic plan timetable
    Island Ad-Vantages, 1/10/13
  18. Parents, staff and community members discuss Island school safety
    Island Ad-Vantages, 1/10/13
  19. Municipal, school board seats draw candidates, none for SSD
    Island Ad-Vantages, 1/10/13
  20. DIS School board gives official approval to Marine Studies Pathway
    Island Ad-Vantages, 1/3/13
  21. Informational meeting to be held for Union 76 parents
    Island Ad-Vantages, 11/21/12
  22. Head Start to move into Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School
    Island Ad-Vantages, 11/15/12
  23. Marine Studies Pathway, Head Start discussed by school board
    Island Ad-Vantages, 11/15/12
  24. Union 76 considers rough draft of budget
    Island Ad-Vantages, 11/15/12
  25. DIS School board hires library coordinator
    Island Ad-Vantages, 10/11/12
  26. Marine studies pathway in development at high school
    Island Ad-Vantages, 9/20/12
  27. DIS school board sends central office project back to drawing board
    Island Ad-Vantages, 9/20/12
  28. DIS School board sees enrollment projections
    Island Ad-Vantages, 8/30/12
  29. Elementary school to pilot "behavior rubric"
    Island Ad-Vantages, 8/30/12
  30. New superintendent schools himself on Union 76
    Island Ad-Vantages, 8/30/12
  31. Head Start program may be housed in elementary school
    Island Ad-Vantages, 8/16/12
  32. Understanding test scores at DISES
    Island Ad-Vantages, 8/9/12
  33. New hires approved for Island schools
    Island Ad-Vantages, 7/5/12
  34. Deer Isle-Stonington High school graduation rate keeps climbing
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/28/12
  35. Union 76 board hires new superintendent to begin August 1
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/28/12
  36. CSD School board makes spending choices after public vote
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/21/12
  37. Union 76 superintendent hire expected to be finalized and announced
    The Weekly Packet, 6/21/12
  38. Olsen announces resignation from school board
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/14/12
  39. Island voters approve a $6.61M budget
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/14/12
  40. CSD meeting voters add $147,000 to the school budget
  41. Proposed $6.47 million school budget to come before voters
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/31/12
  42. DIS CSD board hires second grade teacher
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/31/12
  43. DIS CSD school board finalizes 2012-13 budget
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/24/12
  44. DIS CSD board discusses multi-grade classrooms
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/10/12
  45. DIS CSD board to finalize budget May 10
    Island Ad-Vantages, 5/3/12
  46. DIS Board directs draft two of budget
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/19/12
  47. Newly founded DIS PTA elects board members, plans teacher appreciation day
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/19/12
  48. Odyssey of the Mind DIS champs perform for school board
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/12/12
  49. Union 76 outlines superintendent search
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/12/12
  50. DIS high school librarian, gifted/talented program, technology all discussed
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/5/12
  51. DIS school board ratifies teacher contract with “innovative” performance-based pay
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/5/12
  52. DIS CSD teacher contract agreement reached
    Island Ad-Vantages, 3/29/12
  53. DIS high school principal outlines improvements at education breakfast
    Island Ad-Vantages, 3/22/12
  54. Board takes first pass at DIS CSD draft budget: total flat, local share down $143K
    Island Ad-Vantages, 3/22/12
  55. DIS school board approves switch to “4x4” block schedule
    Island Ad-Vantages, 3/15/12
  56. CSD school board contest draws three candidates for two seats
    Island Ad-Vantages, 2/23/12
  57. Public input sought for DIS CSD strategic plan
    Island Ad-Vantages, 2/16/12
  58. DIS parents, students speak against Blue/White schedule
    Island Ad-Vantages, 2/16/12
  59. DIS CSD board to ramp up communication outreach efforts
    Island Ad-Vantages, 2/2/12
  60. Deer Isle-Stonington CSD board weighs administrative options
    Island Ad-Vantages, 1/26/12
  61. Class size limits, raising enrollment discussed at DIS CSD budget forum
    Island Ad-Vantages, 1/19/12
  62. Public forum planned on 2012-2013 DIS school budget
    Island Ad-Vantages, 1/5/12
  63. Two school board seats open for upcoming CSD elections
    Island Ad-Vantages, 1/5/12
  64. CSD 13 school board discusses background checks, class size, lunch program
    Island Ad-Vantages, 12/15/11
  65. CSD 13 strategic planning process unfolds, community input sought
    Island Ad-Vantages, 12/8/11
  66. Teacher evaluations and math program discussed by DIS school board
    Island Ad-Vantages, 11/3/11
  67. Webster to retire; Deer Isle-Stonington considers leaving Union 76
    Island Ad-Vantages, 11/10/11
  68. Public forum jump-starts CSD 2012-13 budget planning
    Island Ad-Vantages, 10/27/11
  69. CSD employee arrested on possession of child pornography charges
    Island Ad-Vantages, 10/6/11
  70. Low SAT scores disappoint DIS principal, board
    Island Ad-Vantages, 9/8/11
  71. CSD 13 school board makes employee recognition awards
    Island Ad-Vantages, 7/7/11
  72. CSD 13 School board certifies budget
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/23/11
  73. CSD 13 Board-approved school budget remains unchanged
  74. Voters approve 2011-12 CSD 13 school budget
  75. CSD 13 School board weighs math program options
  76. CSD budget comes to Island voters in three-part process
  77. Voters to consider $6.17 million school CSD 13 budget
  78. CSD 13 board passes $6.3 million budget with two positions cut
  79. Proposed budget cuts at school draw a crowd
  80. CSD 13 School Board urged to improve low faculty morale at high school
  81. New CSD 13 school board members call for clearer goals, more assessments
  82. CSD 13 school board upholds decision to change high school schedule
  83. CSD board ratifies support staff agreement that puts children first
  84. DIS School board approves new “blue and white” high school schedule
  85. School board races attract eight candidates for CSD 13
  86. Stewart and Olsen vie for one-year CSD 13 school board seat
  87. Adams, Zelnick announce as write-ins for two-year CSD 13 school board seat
  88. DIS Policy concerning outside groups in school still in progress
  89. Deer Isle-Stonington School board gets earful at listening session
  90. DIS school board to hold hearing
  91. Schedules, fuel costs cause headache for school transportation provider
  92. CSD 13 board looks for public input before budget season
  93. Candidates agree consolidation plan should be reworked
  94. Deer Isle-Stonington High school still waiting for written response from state
  95. Frustration mounts as state delays school improvement grant process
  96. CSD 13 School board approves budget with 2.44 percent increase
  97. Staff capacity and student support major portions of request
  98. Board, principal question school improvement grant process

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