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Bus Driver
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Bus Driver


with Ray Dyer

Step 1: Get and complete a Commercial Driver License Application Form HERE or at any Local Department of Motor Vehicles.

Step 2: Obtain a State of Maine, Criminal History/Background Check (CHRC) and fingerprinting.

Applications and instructions can be found HERE

Fingerprinting appointment scheduling and instructions can be found  HERE

This process could take several weeks so complete it early in the process!!

Step 3: Get a DOT physical exam. Completed by a medical examiner registered with U.S. DOT FMCASA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. A list is available HERE

Occupational Health Associates, 442-8625, in Bath is available for DOT physicals.  When contacting a provider state that you are a new school bus driver applicant and will be a “self-pay”.

Step 4: Send in your application, a copy of your CHRC approval card and a copy of your DOT physical form with a fee of $35, ($70 after Jan. 1, 2018), for Class B and $10 ($20 after Jan. 1) for school bus and $10 ($20 after Jan. 1) for passenger endorsements to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

State House Station #29

Augusta, Maine 04333

It may take up to 6-8 weeks to receive your exam date. ALL documents must be submitted together or the application will be rejected and returned.

Step 5: Study the Maine Commercial Manual Driver License Handbook, sections 1,2,3,4,5,10,11,12 and 13. Questions on the exam come directly from this handbook. Do not do your own research online or use online testing for CDL exams as they may not be written for Maine.

Step 6: When you get your permit DO NOT send road test card to the State. That will be done once you have completed the course.

Step 7: Call Merrymeeting Adult Ed, 729-7323, they will contact the instructor to contact you

Step 8: Once contacted pay Merrymeeting the fee of $285 for the driver training course

Once you have attended the first lesson you will NOT be eligible for a refund.

If class is not completed in five months you will need to re-enroll and pay the fee once again.

Computer Tutoring
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Computer Tutoring


Get one-on-one instruction with a tutor to help with whatever challenges you are having on your Mac or PC.  In your own home or her at the adult ed center.  Call 729-7323 and we will put you in touch with one of our experts to have all your questions answered!  $40/hour

Hurricane Island Artist Retreat


with Deb Arter

Calendar Aug 1, 2018

Have you ever wanted to attend an art retreat adventure on a beautiful island in Maine? Come join Artist and Instructor, Deb Arter, for a 3 day summer art workshop on beautiful Hurricane Island. Come experience the beauty, serenity and sparkle of light off the ocean, the shadows of tall trees in the woods and the sound of the surf and gulls overhead. Walk the island trails and be inspired by the beautiful vistas including beaches, cliffs, quarries, gardens, woodland meadows and remnants of the old historical settlement. Students are welcome to bring acrylic, watercolor or oil paints. The instructor has an MFA in Visual Arts and has been teaching for over two decades. Deb will be incorporating plenty of time for paint sessions, lessons, critiques, demonstrations and casual evening art night get-togethers. We will leave Rockland at 10:00am Wednesday morning and arrive at Hurricane Island in about one hour. We will have an orientation and snack; settle into the bunkhouse followed by a hearty lunch and our first paint session. We will leave Hurricane Island at 3:00pm Friday for our boat ride back to mainland Rockland. Fee includes: two-nights lodging in rustic camp-style bunkhouses; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 snacks and 2 dinners of delicious, wholesome food, some grown in the gardens on the island; instruction and round trip boat transportation from Rockland, Maine (mainland) to Hurricane Island. Participants are asked to bring their own art supplies including portable easel, bedding with pillow and good walking shoes. Electricity is only available in the Maine Dining Hall and in the learning space, the Swallow’s Nest where students will be meeting. All information regarding boat schedule, what to bring and where to go will be sent to participants. For more information about Hurricane Island go to their website http:// Registration is first come first served. Limited to 12 participants. Special food requests accepted. Register through Merrymeeting Adult Education. No refunds after June 1st. Deposit of $250 due at registration remainder due prior to June 1st. No discounts. 

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