Superintendent Office

20 Dean Street

Winslow, Maine 04901-5437

Tel: 207.872.1960

Fax: 207.859.2405

Superintendent of Schools
Peter Thiboutot -

Brandy Huggins- Administrative Assistant to Superintendent

Amanda Dunn - Finance Assistant

Shelley Phillips- Director of Facilities

Michelle Lake - Curriculum Coordinator

Jennifer Knowles - Director of Special Education

Will Backman - Director of Technology

Superintendent's Updates

January 9, 2023

Dear Staff, Students and Families,

At the December Winslow School Board meeting, the school board adopted changes to policy ACAAA: Transgender and Gender Expansive Students.

These changes were made to clarify some of the ambiguous language that was in the previous policy. Specifically, it helped to clarify that parents will be, and always have been, a part of the process when discussing a possible plan to support students that identify as transgendered or gender expansive.

As with any change in policy, school districts go through a period of transition and implementation as staff adapt and adhere to any changes.

I bring this to your attention because you may have recently read/heard about an incident that occurred where it appeared that the new language in the revised policy was not fully implemented while a staff member was working with a student. This was reported to administration and steps were immediately taken to correct the concern raised.

Please know that Winslow Public Schools continues to be committed to partnering with parents in making decisions pertaining to the education, safety, and well being of their children.

Thank you,

Peter Thiboutot
Superintendent of Winslow Public Schools