Articles by gordon donaldson

Gordon Donaldson

End the Ellsworth-area RSU experiment on Nov. 5

By gordon donaldson on Nov. 01, 2013, at 7:09 a.m.
Residents in Ellsworth, Hancock and Lamoine want to withdraw from Regional School Unit 24, the 12-town megadistrict formed in 2009 in Hancock County. It’s about time. On Nov. 5, voters in all three communities will decide the issue. A “yes” vote will free the towns to determine their own school …

Schools need confidence

By gordon donaldson on Jan. 08, 2011, at 12:23 a.m.
The column “School consolidation not ‘stalled’” in the Dec. 30 Bangor Daily News reminds us of the negativity and defensiveness that have infiltrated the Maine education and policy …

Direct democracy and crafting town school budgets

By gordon donaldson on Sept. 16, 2008, at 5:18 p.m.
I live in Lamoine. This budget season, we learned again the value of direct democratic participation in our school and budget.
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