Maine School Administrative District #24 / RSU #88

Van Buren School

Van Buren District School

169 Main Street Suite 102

Van Buren, ME 04785

Phone : 207-868-5274

Fax : 207-868-3537

District Budget Meeting


Change of School Board Meeting Dates


Updated School Calendar

March 20, 2023


Dear Parent & Guardians,


Today may be Spring Equinox 2023 but we are still feeling the effects of winter as we look at the 5 days of school missed due to inclement weather.  In order to hold the graduation ceremony on June 2, 2023 and remain in compliance with state law (seniors can graduate with no more than 5 days difference to the full school year) the MSAD 24 Board of School Directors approved some changes to the 2023-24 school year.  These specific changes are:


·       March 23, 2023 will be a half day of school for students.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00

·       PK-11 students last day of school will be June 9 (pending we don’t have any more snow days this school year)


The 2022-23 school calendar on the MSAD 24 website has been adjusted to reflect the changes above.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.




Jane McCall

parent letter calendar changes 3-20-23.pdf

Calendar Change Letter

Blue Gold Calendar 22-23aa.pdf

School Calendar

VB Water Test.pdf

Water Test Results

School water testing results

Jane McCall

Superintendent of Schools


MSAD #24 / RSU #88  welcomes all students, parents and staff back to a new school year. A new school year presents opportunities for new beginnings, new classes, new faces, new learning.

Starting a new school year gives us the opportunity to make new plans, design new strategies, and implement new ideas.

We are proud of what we achieve at MSAD #24 / RSU #88, in our classrooms, in our offices, and on our playing fields and stages. Our program is what it is because of a staff of dedicated professionals with a common goal - to do what is best for all our students.

Maine School Administrative District No. 24 / Regional School Unit #88 serves the primary and secondary educational needs of Van Buren, Hamlin and Cyr Plantation. 

Please feel free at any time to come visit or call with any questions or concerns.

View of Van Buren, Maine.  Photo by Paul Cyr

MSAD #24 / RSU #88 is located along the banks of the beautiful St. John River.

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Photo courtesy of Paul Cyr of