Author: Gary Drinkwater

Rep. Gary Drinkwater, a member of the Maine Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, represents House District 121, which includes the towns of Alton, Argyle Township, Corinth, Hudson and Milford.

Now that Governor Mills has signaled through her executive orders that the 2020 summer tourist season was over before it began, the question turns to the 2020-21 school year. The Education Committee recently met to hear from the Commissioner of Education and department staff. Originally scheduled as a two hour meeting, only five minutes of their presentation was devoted to the future and whether or not, and how, schools will reopen in the fall. Most of the meeting time was devoted to updating members on what state officials have been doing since the lockdown began in March. That was important…

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