school nurses
At last night’s School Committee meeting, the School Nurses were publicly thanked and brought forward to be presented with the 2021 MSBA Distinguished Service Award. Pictured are (l-r): Cassandra Jacques, RN (BPS), Jessica Wasco, RN (JFK), Superintendent Jeremy Ray, Gloria Fickett, RN (BMS), and Krystal Taschereau, RN (BHS). Missing from photo: Alexandria Oliver, RN (BIS).

Included with the award was a heartfelt letter from the MSBA Board of Directors that read, "Operating schools during this time at best has been a challenge; however, knowing you are there providing steadying guidance during phone calls, endless contact tracing, and administrator, staff, parent and student reassurances allowed schools in Maine to operate at a very high level during this pandemic. MSBA honors your work as outstanding."

Our deepest gratitude for the amazing nurses who choose to work in our district!