Brunswick School Department

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The Brunswick School Department is the school district serving Brunswick, Maine.


In September 2013, due to the growing population of Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, the district was deciding whether to reassign the fifth grade to Brunswick Junior High School or to add additional mobile classrooms to Coffin Elementary School.[1]

In 2013 the district sent the assistant superintendent to Zhejiang, China for $5,000 for a goodwill trip. The purpose was to find exchange students to cover for population losses.[2] As a result, Greg Bartlett, the assistant superintendent of schools, met with officials of Jinhua No. 1 High School, Brunswick High School's sister school, and signed an agreement with Hangzhou No. 14 High School, another sister school.[3]

There was a formal commitment for the school board to arrange to have a new school build on the location of the closed Jordan Acres Elementary School, but the school district tabled[clarification needed] the agreement in December 2013.[3]


  1. ^ Martin, Dylan. "Brunswick grapples with where to put all its elementary school students." Bangor Daily News. September 25, 2013. Retrieved on May 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "Brunswick High looks to China for new students." Associated Press at the Kennebec Journal. September 29, 2013. Retrieved on May 6, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Dylan, Martin. "Brunswick delays decision on building new elementary school, moves ahead with China student exchange program." Bangor Daily News. December 12, 2013. Retrieved on May 7, 2014.

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