The Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Children with Exceptionalities is committed to the concept of providing a free appropriate public education to all children in the least restrictive environment. The Regional programs serve as components of each participating district’s continuum of services required by state and federal law. The programs are designed to meet the needs of students whose districts are unable to provide local educational programs which offer the student appropriate educational benefit. Each program varies with the nature of the population served, assuring that each student participates in school and community mainstream opportunities to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of the student.

Additionally, the Regional Program provides assistance to participating districts through surveys, facilitated inter-agency collaboration, consultation, staff development and other services as requested.

SPRPCE Member Districts

  • Bangor School Department
  • Brewer School Department
  • Glenburn School Department
  • Greenbush School Department
  • Hermon School Department
  • Indian Island School (MIE)
  • Milford School Department
  • Veazie School Department
  • RSU 22 (Hampden, Newburgh, Winterport & Frankfort)
  • RSU 26 (Orono)
  • RSU 64 (Corinth, Bradford, Hudson, Kenduskeag, Stetson)
  • RSU 87 (Carmel, Levant)
  • AOS 47 (Dedham, Orrington)
  • AOS 81 (RSU 63/Airline CSD)

Innovation School

Starting September 2017, seventh and eighth graders from communities surrounding Bangor will have a new option of where to attend school. For up to forty students, the Innovation School will provide a unique blend of dynamic instruction and community-based, hands-on learning opportunities. Community members, educators, parents, and students are encouraged to attend the Open House and to meet the program’s instructors, Nate Cutting and Maynard Walton, Jr. and to learn more about this dynamic program. Utilizing a student-centered approach, the teachers are designing an opportunity for every student to personalize their work and to explore their own passions with career pathways.

The program will be based at Eastern Maine Community College, allowing the Innovation
School to partner with various organizations and nonprofits in the greater Bangor area. Students will have the opportunity to apply the academic skills they learn in the classroom to challenging, and rewarding projects that enrich their communities.

This is will be an engaging program for students who are ready to develop leadership skills and take a more active role in their education.

The SPRPCE Innovation School is funded by an Educational Efficiencies and Opportunities Grant through the Maine Department of Education. Fourteen School Administrative Units, United Technologies Center, and Eastern Maine Community College are partners in the grant.

For more information, please call Superintendent Betsy Webb at 992-4153.