The State of Maine Dept. of Education has posted the "School Report Cards" for last year, based upon testing in the 2016-2017 school year. Please follow the following link to access the card. While we are working to improve our scores, we are pleased how well our kids did.

Access to the ESEA Dashboard and school report card

About Us and Our School and Web Site.....

Welcome to the Whiting Village School website. This site is just one more way we hope to keep in touch with parents, former students, and community members. Whiting Village School is a very small school in rural coastal Washington County, Maine that uses a multi-age model allowing younger and older students to learn together.


ARP ESSER Use of Funds

Plan for use of the funds and Covid Relief grants to the Whiting Village School

The plan for use of the funds and grants provided to the Whiting Village School from the federal CARES/CRF1 &2/ESSER 1 &2 Acts fall into one of four main categories: Safety, Connectivity, Accessibility, and Bridging the Gap.

Safety: This main portion of funding is used to provide necessary PPE and supplies to maintain as healthy of an environment as possible. It also provides for improvements in the physical plant to for improved air flow and filtration throughout the school during the entire school year as keeping windows open in the winter is not practical. Equipment to allow for more spacing of students during school, both in and out side is included. Facilities to be able to wash and dry clothing items and classroom cloth items was installed. The increased need for school provided meals during remote learning times requires more refrigeration and food transport capabilities.

Connectivity: This section of funding is used to provide a reliable and sufficiently sized network, curriculum materials that can function on-line as well as in person, and devices to allow for both remote and in-person learning.

Accessibility: The ability to safely, quickly, and efficiently move students and families onto the school grounds and into the school house were the main components of this section. Allowing for one-direction traffic flow during student delivery and pick-up, entry ramp improvements for people of limited mobility are the main projects.

Bridging the gap: We are planning to use some funding to provide staff who are proficient in closing the gap that some students experienced during the pandemic.

Anyone with comments or questions about this plan is encouraged to email the principal at, call 207-733-4617, or mail to Whiting Village School – PO Box 2 – Whiting, ME 04691.

Whiting School Department is requesting input from the public on the following plan for using the most recent grant funds available from the federal government to address the impact of covid-19 on children's health, safety and education (ARP ESSER III):

Whiting Village School is applying for $95,276.68 of these funds. We will use $64,231.68 to provide staffing for making up gaps in student learning due to the pandemic. The remaining $31,045.00 will be used to improve the access to and from the building for students and supplies by extending and paving the parking area and driveway.

If you wish to comment on this plan, please feel free to contact Scott Johnson at 207-733-4617 or with your input. We greatly appreciate your response to this plan.


Making the Grade Since 1825


Dear Whiting Village School Parent or Caregiver,,

The Maine Department of Education and CDC have issued new guidance since the school board met at the beginning of the month. Under this guidance, schools that have an enforced masking requirement while indoors for all staff and students and maintain 3 foot distancing do not have to quarantine all close contacts, which in our school is everyone, for 10 days if exposed to a student our staff who becomes ill with or tests positive for Covid-19. Without the mask requirement, all close contacts would have to quarantine, which also means remote learning day. Therefore, at a school board meeting held today, August 25, 2021, the board vote to require mask wearing for all staff and students for the time being. They will revisit this issue as needed throughout the year.

★ Masks: The use of masks by staff and children is strongly recommended by the Maine CDC. The Whiting School Board of Directors voted to require mask wearing of all students and staff while indoors and on the bus, which is a federal requirement. The school has a sufficient supply of disposable and reusable masks for staff and students. You may wish to supply some of your own acceptable masks for your child.

★ Parent Drop-Off- There will be a hand sanitizing station outside of the school door. Parents and children will be asked to wait outside until a staff member lets your child in. Pickup will be a similar process, and children will be sent out to their parents. If there is any change in the usual person picking up your child, please make sure you let us know as early as possible. Non-students and adults are asked to wait outside unless allowed by staff.

★ Daily Health Check- Before drop-off or putting your child on the bus, please check to ensure your child is well. If the child’s temperature is above 100 degrees, they will not be allowed to attend school. Children should be fever free without medication for 24 hours prior to returning to the school.

★ If a case of Covid-19 arises in the school population, we will follow the guidance from the school nurse and Maine CDC in effect at that time.

★ Physical Distancing- The children will be broken down into smaller groups during class time activities as much as is practical. This may mean that class activities may be completed in separate groups, or class sizes will be reduced. Classroom furniture will be arranged to provide as much distancing as appropriate.

★ Sanitizing and Disinfecting- To keep everyone as safe as possible, we will continue our increased efforts to keep our facility disinfected.

★ Hand Washing- Children and staff will continue to wash hands more frequently throughout the day to reduce the transmission of germs.

We are committed to protecting the health of our children, staff, and families by taking the everyday preventative measures listed above. However, it is also important for families to monitor their own health for any symptoms. We ask that you assist us in our efforts to prevent the spread of illness by continuing to practice proper hand washing at home and that you notify us immediately should your child, or someone in the household, become ill with Covid-like symptoms, especially a fever over 100.0 ℉ . We will continue to follow these guidelines diligently to help stop the spread of Covid-19. The CDC website will continue to be monitored closely for any additional guidelines and precautions. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We thank you for your partnership during this time and will continue to update you as we receive new information.

Scott Johnson, Principal

Whiting Village School

Whiting Village School, Whiting, ME

Please feel free to stop by the school and visit us. We are always pleased to hear from parents, former students, and the community.

.Whiting Village School was established in 1825 with the main part of the current building constructed about ten years later. Additions and amenities were added through the years creating an eclectic style of hardwood floors and high-speed internet.

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291 Court Street * Machias * ME * 04654 * 207-255-6585

Scott K. Porter, Superintendent of Schools

Mary Maker, Director of Special Services Mitchell Look, ESEA Coordinator/Curriculum Coordinator

*Cutler * East Machias * Jonesboro * Machias * Machiasport * Marshfield * Northfield * Roque Bluffs * Wesley * Whiting * Whitneyville

Below are the Title IA, IIA, IVA, and VA application projects that will comprise the final application posted to the Whiting Village Elementary School web site by July 23rd for a one-week period for comment. If you have any questions or comments, please email Mitchell Look at

Whiting Village Elementary School received a total of $42,150.34 of federal money in the following categories:

Title I= $15,938.00

Title II= $2,631.34

Title IV= $10,000

Title V= $13,581.00

Use of Federal Funds

Title I used for Title Staff, salary and benefits

Title II money used for Professional development, Teacher evaluation system, (PEPG), materials and supplies for professional development activities, stipend for leadership team members and Title I Coordinator stipend

Title IV and Title V money will be used to provide for enrichment programs in Art, PE/Wellness, and to purchase on line programs in math and literacy.

Homeless project This project is to help increase the attendance rates and participation of any students who are homeless. We hope to use these funds to the programming for this group of students.

ESEA Program Coordinator project The Coordinator will monitor the identification/notification process, long and short term student performance trends, and file all necessary reports in a timely manner. The ESEA Coordinator will also participate in school-wide professional development opportunities. The ESEA Coordinator will also meet with all AOS 96 staff quarterly to discuss any issues as well as to get information regarding the projects. The ESEA Coordinator will focus on the school and AOS goal of educating staff on the results of any formative and narrative assessments including the State Assessment. The ESSA Coordinator will spend time working with the intervention team on assessing individual student results and digging deeper into what the data says, which will help in their programming. Because of the expected gaps in student learning, The ESSA Coordinator and principal will meet to look at formative assessments that will be given at the beginning of the school year and determine a plan of action.

Supplemental Instruction for Math and Literacy The purpose of this project is to provide supplemental programs to support students in achieving proficiency in the district's curriculum and Maine's Common Core State Standards. This project will fund supplemental support for students in Grades k-8 including those that may be identified as disadvantaged.

Title I Interventions: The Whiting School Department's multi-tiered system and targeted instruction will be provided for students that need more time on the essential targets that have been determined through our math and literacy progressions. Targeted instruction will also be provided to support any gaps from missed instruction. Supplemental instructional strategies provided by all staff will complement those in the classroom so students are receiving a coordinated program of support in math and literacy. Flexible grouping and regrouping will support students that need additional support as well as students that are able to move through the progressions more quickly. Students will be identified for groups based on formal and informal common assessments that were developed with the progressions. Support staff will provide instruction with pull-out groups and push-in groupings. Supplies needed will support hands on learning as well as a differentiated approach to meet students needs.

Public Feedback for ESEA

The Whiting School Department accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, The Whiting School Department is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to the submission of the application. The Whiting School Department is accepting public comment on the 2021-2022 ESEA application through July 30th.

Your Email

Title I project feedback

Title II project feedback

Title IV project feedback

Title V project feedback

If you have any questions or comments, please email Mitchell Look at

Please check out the various links to some of our forms, calendars, and other bits of information.

As always, please contact the school with any questions.

Scott A. Johnson

Teaching Principal

Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency ere they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, heard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

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