Dear Brewer School Department Families & Staff,
Hi everyone; here is a little sunshine for your day.
After some persistence, and thanks to finance director Gretchen Gardner, we have heard that unspent day programming funds will remain with us and not be redistributed elsewhere by the state. That means, for Brewer, that we have enough to funding for those families who have been accessing day programs when their children do not have an in-person day at school.
This funding will take us through March and we will reassess at that point in time. So, those families who access Brewer Rec, Elevate, Bangor YMCA, Maine UCP, or River City Athletics can keep using these programs without cost. If you had to withdraw your student when we thought the funding ceased at the end of December, you can go ahead and call your program and re-enroll.
If your student remained in the program into new year this restored funding will be retroactive back to Monday, January 4, 2021.
Gregg Palmer, Superintendent of Schools