Regional School Unit No. 5

Freeport High School students participated in the 16th annual Maine Model United Nations Conference, which took place at the University of Southern Maine on the Gorham campus May 13-15th.   This year's theme was Marginalized People and Populations. Several guest speakers addressed a range of global issues.

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For information on the Freeport Withdrawal process, please visit the RSU5 Working Group page located here

For information on the Freeport High School renovations, please visit the Renovation Advisory Committee website at


Dear Friends of RSU No. 5:

Mike Lafortune and I, Bill Michaud, will serve as Co-Superintendents of Schools for the district until June 30, 2015.  We are both excited to be here and look forward to assisting the RSU through this period of transition.

Durham, Freeport and Pownal owe a debt of gratitude to the district's first Superintendent, Shannon L. Welsh, who retired at the end of June.  Dr. Welsh worked tirelessly on behalf of RSU5 students and teachers and set extremely high standards for professionalism and educational excellence.  We applaud her accomplishments and wish her a long, healthy, and happy retirement.

One of our major tasks for 2014-2015 will be to help the district with the search for a permanent Superintendent of Schools.  Obviously there is great uncertainty about the future configuration of RSU5.  Please be assured that, regardless of the final decision concerning the three towns' membership in the district, we will do everything possible to identify and attract caring, competent, skillful candidates for the position.  More information about the Superintendent search will be forthcoming over the next several months.

Mike and I have been fortunate to work in many capacities in Maine schools over the past 30 years.  We look forward to our time here, and will be guided by the simple question, "Is it good for kids?"

Best wishes,

Bill Michaud
Mike Lafortune