No, it's not COVID-19 related, it has to do with the boiler failing! On Monday, November 16th, Hancock County Technical Center will operate mostly virtual with the exception of the  Marine Trades program operated at Mount Desert Island Regional High School and Welding program operated at Bucksport High School which will operate as scheduled.

Here's the letter from Ellsworth Superintendent of Schools Dan Higgins on Sunday, November 15th.

Dear Parents of Hancock County Technical Center Students:

Earlier this morning, the boiler at Hancock County Technical Center went down. While technicians have assessed the unit and believe it is repairable, they will need to order parts. As a result, Hancock County Technical Center will operate on-site programs via remote instruction on Monday, November 16, 2020.

The Marine Trades program operated at Mount Desert Island Regional High School and Welding program operated at Bucksport High School will operate as scheduled.

Pending successful repair of the boiler tomorrow, we plan to be back on the hybrid instructional schedule for all HCTC programs on Tuesday November 17, 2020.

We appreciate your understanding of this situation. If you have any questions, please contact Director Amy Boles at (207) 667-9729 or me at (207) 664-7100.

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