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Superintendent Update on Building Project

On March 20th, there will be a public meeting and straw poll at 6:00 p.m. at Sumner Memorial High School. At the end of this meeting, you will be asked to vote as to whether or not you support the building project, so that it may move forward to the June 11 referendum.
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This LINK is to the latest architect renderings. The design is not final and will continue to be discussed at the next Building Committee meeting.
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Exterior View of the New School in Draft Form - December 2018 There is much work still to be done. As always, let us know if you have any comments or questions.
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Awesome News!
At its monthly meeting yesterday in Fairfield, the Maine State Board of Education approved the "Site Application" for the new Sumner Memorial High School new building project. The Board unanimously voted to approve the current Sumner location as the site for our new grades 6-12 facility. This is a major milestone and puts on the next track of our journey, the Concept Design. Although we have completed a substantial amount of work toward our Concept Design, there is still work to be done.  
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See recent Building Committee Minutes on the link to the right
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The Sumner High School Building Committee met last night, February 20. Among the items discussed were the Educational Specifications Document. This document creates the conceptual roadmap for planning and designing a building that structurally supports our teaching and learning practices. The Committee approved moving the document forward for the RSU #24 Board of Directors to consider at its March 6th meeting.
The Building Committee also recommended holding a district-wide Straw Vote to gauge support for submitting the current Sumner Memorial High School location as the building site for the new school. This is an important step in the State required school construction process. This is a great opportunity to learn about the building project, offer input into the creation of the new facility, and volunteer to serve on one of several subcommittees that will delve in detail into specific aspects of planning and design of the new facility as the project moves forward. Your participation and ideas are needed and encouraged. Please plan on attending this important meeting. Date to be determined.
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At the RSU #24 Board of Directors meeting on Feb 6, 2018, the Board voted unanimously to include the middle school grades (6-8) as part of the new building project.  There was optimism expressed by the board and by several in the audience that this move is in the best interest of our students.  This is an important milestone in the project and will allow us to move forward with the new building process.