Central Aroostook ARC Established in 1959
"Making a difference for people with developmental disabilities"

Current News

May 12, 2015-Proficiency-Based Education 

By July 1, 2015, each special purpose private school (SPPS) must submit a transition plan to the Maine Department of Education that will include evidence of preparedness, multi-year implementation plan and system of supports for learning.  It will be the responsibility of each SPPS to provide instruction based on standards-aligned curricula; and evaluate and report students' progress towards meeting standards as terms and conditions to award diplomas of 8 content areas.  The Maine Department of Education will be assessing preparedness and clear connections betweeen evidence and description of greatest strength and greatest challenge.  The description will include metrics for the 2015-2016 school year and each year thereafter.

Opportunity Training Center
(Special Purpose Private School) Activities

Friday, May 15-Spring Games
Friday, May 29-End-of-year-dance
Wednesday, June 3-Graduation
Monday, June 8-Last Day of School

County Box & Pallet SHARP Recognition

On April 1, 2015,
County Box & Pallet became the recipient of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition (SHARP) award recognizing an ongoing effort to apply work safety in the private sector.  County Box & Pallet also recently celebrated three years of no lost time.  County Box & Pallet employs 18 staff and specializes in the manufacturing of pallets for area farms and businesses.

Board Member Recognition
August 2014 - The association's Executive Director and Leadership Team are honoring Board Members, past and present, who have served on the board 20 years or more. The official recognition will take place at Central Aroostook Association on September 18th via a social gathering for all board members and the Leadership Team. Honored individuals will be granted a gift for their years of service.

Hot Dog Roast for Staff and Individuals
August 2014 - Central Aroostook Association is holding a Hot Dog Roast for individuals and staff of the associaiton. The event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26th from 11 - 12:30. Individuals and staff working at all programs will be able to join for lunch and to socialize. 

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