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  • Concept Approved-Referendum Date Set The Mt. Ararat High School project was presented to the Maine State Board of Education for Concept Approval and was unanimously approved on Jan. 11, 2017. This is another significant step in the process of building a new high school to serve the students of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Topsham.  This approval allows the School District to submit the project to the voters in a Referendum on March 7, 2017, with voting taking place at each town’s regular polling site. A Public Hearing is scheduled for February 15, 2017in the Mt. Ararat High School Commons at 6 p.m. Should an alternate date become necessary, the hearing will be held on Feb. 16.
    Posted Jan 17, 2017, 7:57 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Voters Approve Two Questions During 2nd Straw Vote The second Straw Vote on the high school project took place on Wednesday, December 14th at the Hight School Commons.  There were two questions put forth to voters, both overwhelmingly approved by those in attendance.  We had a great turn out, with 143 residents attending and voting in this important step.  I am so grateful to all of those who attended, and last night had several competing events!The first question asked if the Board should be authorized to build and equip a new high school with the state funds provided, and an additional $6,208,354 local only funding and fundraising with all the items recommended except the turf field.  The items not funded and included in question one ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2016, 11:16 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Board Approves MTA Project for Straw Vote November 21, 2016   The MSAD No. 75 Board has approved “in concept” the new Mt. Ararat High School.  In doing so, the Board set Monday, December 12, 2016 as the Second Straw Vote.  The Straw Vote will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Commons.  December 14th, Wednesday, was selected as an alternative date if needed.   This Second Straw Vote provides feedback to the Building Committee, School Board, and State Board of Education about the level of support for the project in the community.  If the Straw Vote is positive, the District will then seek approval from the State Board of Education in January, with a potential Referendum in March.   We have held numerous meetings ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2016, 9:43 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Latest Recommendations from Building Committee go to School Board on November 17, 2016 for Concept Approval Project UpdateLatest Recommendations from Building Committee go to School Board on November 17, 2016 for Concept Approval   At its November 2, 2016 meeting the Building Committee (BC) supported moving 4 projects into fundraising: The competition field scoreboard, the second gym scoreboard, the baseball field scoreboard and the ropes course.  The items total $121,000.  It is anticipated that additional items for private fundraising may be identified throughout the building project.  This list has been shared with the Naming Rights and Sponsorship Committee and they are eager to get to work on that goal!   The Building Committee recommends removing the additional seats from the Forum; therefore, the Forum will remain at the 250 seats funded by the State. Additionally, the ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 5:27 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Public Weighs In at Community Forums Public Weighs InOctober 29, 2016M.S.A.D. No. 75 recently held four town forums to gather community input regarding the Mt. Ararat High School Project.  Those meetings gave nearly 100 community members an opportunity to see the most recent design of the school provided by architectural firm PDT.  The final elements of the design should be completed in the next two weeks.An explanation of each of the potential unfunded items under consideration by the Building Committee was given by members of the sub-committees including Mike Chonko, Brad Totten, Brant Miller, Geoff Godo and Donna Brunette.  Unfunded aspects are those spaces or features that have been recommended by the Building Committee that will not receive financial ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2016, 7:27 AM by Ryan Palmer
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