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Latest Recommendations from Building Committee go to School Board on November 17, 2016 for Concept Approval

posted Nov 10, 2016, 5:27 AM by Ryan Palmer

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 BC recommends additional roof and wall insulation and triple glaze windows up to $250,000 (or less) pending final energy modeling. All other items on the unfunded project list were agreed upon with substantial consensus, if not unanimously, to include in the project at the cost to the local share.

You can view and download the Revised Building Committee Recommendations pdf here.

The Building Committee has also learned that PDT’s refinement of the design resulted in the Maine DOE’s agreement to fund two of the additional classrooms on the unfunded project list. Instead of locally funding seven additional classrooms, the community will now be asked to locally fund one science classroom and five additional classrooms.

The Building Committee will also recommend dates for the Straw Poll in December, with a tentative date to go to the State Board of Education January 11th, and to hold the Referendum in March. You can click here to view/download the DRAFT Timeline to Referendum doc.

Between now and the December Straw Poll, the PDT Architect’s and the District will continue to work with MDOE officials to finalize the concept design and costs.

The continued dedication and enthusiasm of people working on various committees and the excitement as we begin to see graphic representations of the school is evidence that we are achieving what has long been dreamt about!