Winthrop Public Schools


Winthrop School Superintendent Jim Hodgkin has scheduled two (2) forums for Winthrop community members to discuss a number of issues related to school renovations, bus purchases, and other financial matters related to the Winthrop Schools. The first forum will be held on Wednesday, November 30th and the second forum will be held on Wednesday, December 14th. These forums will be held at the Performing Arts Center at the Winthrop High School beginning at 6:00 p.m. The agenda for both of these meetings will be the same and is open to all members of the Winthrop community.

The forums are intended to give the members of the Winthrop community an opportunity to hear about projects that are happening in the Winthrop Schools, give an opportunity to understand the nature of those projects, how they are being paid for, and why they are necessary to do at this time.

The forum structure will allow the opportunity to ask questions and to have a dialogue with the Superintendent.

The topics for these forums include the replacement of the Fire Suppression system at the Grade School, replacement of boilers in all three schools, a lighting retrofit in all three schools, the acquisition of four (4) electric buses, the purchase of two (2) new diesel buses, and some paving that needs to be done at the Grade School as part of a resolution to an Americans with Disabilities Association (ADA) complaint.

This forum will attempt to help Winthrop taxpayers understand how all of this work and purchases can happen with little or no impact on the Winthrop taxpayers. Please plan to attend.

November 30 Slideshow

COMMUNITY FORUM.PowerPoint (1).pdf

Back to School Protocols for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • WPS will follow CDC guidelines.

  • If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID, they need to be out of school for a minimum five days.

  • They may return to school on day 6-10 masked if they have not had a fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication), and other symptoms are improved.

  • Nurses will not make the decisions on who stays home and who comes to school; this is the responsibility of the administration.

  • There will be no remote options. We will resume Pre-COVID practices.

  • Day to day masking is an individual choice and will be accepted by all.

  • Revisiting returning to school protocols will not be a standard item on the School Committee agenda. It will be revisited quarterly.

  • Hand Sanitizer will be provided by the district.

The Town of Winthrop
is pleased to announce the initiation of its 2022 Comprehensive Plan!

The process will be conducted collaboratively, with residents and community stakeholders providing input side by side with Town leadership and staff to create a common vision for Winthrop that will drive our community forward.

We are seeking input from the community and invite you to fill out the questionnaire below and email it to: or drop your completed form off at the Town Office.

Download the form by clicking here:
2022 Winthrop Comprehensive Plan Questionnaire

Student Accident Medical Insurance
Enrollment begins 8/16/22

2022-2023 Student Accident Brochure.pdf
Maine DOE Pre-Screening Tool for School Attendance 10.19.2021 (1).pdf

Registration / Enrollment (click to expand)

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12


James Hodgkin

17A Highland Avenue

Winthrop, Maine 04364


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Winthrop Public Schools' Strategic Plan 2016-2019

In February 2017, the Winthrop Board of Education approved the final draft of the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.

A copy of The Plan follows and will be used as a framework for the development of our upcoming yearly budgets.

The Winthrop Public School Communities’ mission is to create a solid foundation

for students that allows them the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to

achieve success in a global world.