Winthrop Public Schools



On December 21, 2022, The Winthrop Board unanimously voted to ban dogs from Winthrop Public School’s property with the exception to permit parking for direct access to the Roger Guerette Trail at the High School, effective January 3, 2023.

The issue of dog waste on the sports fields had been a topic of conversation by the school board earlier.  However, the decision to add signage and provide bags and waste receptacles has not stopped people from allowing their dogs to run free on the fields and a fair amount of dog waste was being left on the fields and the Roger Guerette Trail, which does have parts on the high school property.  

Last month, another request was made to the school board to consider banning dogs from school property as many schools in our area and around the state have done.  Unlike other districts, Winthrop’s decision to ban dogs was primarily based upon the safety of children and the liability for dogs interacting with children.  Additionally, the school board was reminded that Maine has a very clear “leash law” that requires dogs to be on a leash when on public property.  

While the vote to ban dogs was unanimous, there was a great deal of conversation about how to enforce this new rule.  New signage will be made and the administrators at each building stated that they would be comfortable addressing anyone who brings their dog on to school property.  There are still some areas that need to be addressed.  A parent on Zoom asked about how this would be enforced at the grade school, which has a public road running through it.  This will require more consideration, but the intent is truly to keep the students safe at school and to keep the dog waste off the fields on which our athletes play.  Waste on the Guerette Trail is another issue as the trail belongs to the municipality even though some of it is on the high school property.  The school board is hopeful that users of the trail will take care of dog waste on the trail and keep the trail safe for all of our community to use. 

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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

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2022-2023 Student Accident Brochure.pdf
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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.