Welcome to the A.O.S website.
A.O.S. 96 was established in 2010. Local towns joined together to more efficiently serve students and tax payers. The Alternative Organizational Stucture consists of the towns of Cutler, East Machias, Jonesboro, Machias, Machiasport, Marshfield, Northfield, Roque Bluffs, Wesley, Whiting, Whitneyville.
Important Message from AOS 96 Superintendent
Update: please click this link to get the latest 7.31.2020 Return to school
On April 29, 2020 Governor Mills issued a new “Stay Safer at Home” executive order. The new order continues to have Maine people stay at home with the same established exceptions for permitted activities, such as occasional grocery shopping or exercising. This executive order also allows Maine people to visit businesses or participate in activities deemed safe to open under stage 1 of the Governor's Reopening Plan.
The Governor's Reopening Plan has 4 stages with stage 2 (June) contemplating revising the limitation of gatherings from less than 10 people to less than 50 people. Due to the Governor's gatherings limitations we will not be able to return to our school buildings for the remainder of the school year. The last day of school for AOS 96 will be June 4, 2020.
Your building principal will explain all details related to the expectations for students for the remainder of the school year.
It is our hope that all AOS 96 schools will be able to conduct graduation ceremonies that comply with the Governor's four stage plan. The Maine Commissioner of Education has assembled a team of healthcare professionals that will issue guidance on how to safely conduct end of the year ceremonies during the pandemic.
I thank all of the administrators, teachers and support staff for their steadfast commitment to continue the art of teaching our students from a distance through these difficult times. I also thank our students and parents for their spirit of cooperation throughout months of remote learning. Thank you for your help making the best out of a very difficult time in our nation's history.
If you have any questions please contact your building principal or me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Scott K. Porter
Superintendent of Schools
Shared Services- the A.O.S. structure allows for use of shared services by all 11 member towns for their schools.
One of the shared services is that of our Curriculum Coordinator, Mitchell Look. Mitchell works out of the Central Office and is also the principal of the Wesley School.
Special Education Services are shared as well. These services are managed by Mary Maker who also works from the Central Office.
Please be sure to click on a link to visit each of the schools.
Bay Ridge Elementary | Elm Street | Fort O'Brien Elementary | Jonesboro Elementary |Machias Memorial High |Rose M. Gaffney Elementary
Whiting Village | Wesley Elementary
Site updated 8/29/2020
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291 Court Street
Machias, ME 04654
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Site live date 03-27-2012