Boothbay Region Elementary and High schools are on track to have what teachers and administrators have said will be one of the greatest kindergarten through 12th grade science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) programs in the state, thanks to an ongoing wave of donations to Boothbay Region Education Foundation.
Businessman and philanthropist Paul Coulombe recently donated over $128,000 for tools and equipment toward the program, including the funds to create a fully equipped maker space adjacent to the BRHS basement shop space.
The donation extends the streak of gifts STEAM has been on, starting in 2019 with BRHS’s acquisition of a laser cutter bought through an anonymous donation. Last year, a $25,000 anonymous donation funded a computer numerical control (CNC) router.
Coulombe said he has kept in touch with Alternative Organizational Structure…