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Topsham Planning Board Gives Final Approval

posted Dec 23, 2017, 5:31 AM by Ryan Palmer   [ updated Dec 23, 2017, 5:33 AM ]
The Topsham Planning Board gave final approval to the plans for a new Mt. Ararat High School. This approval will allow the architect to focus their efforts on completing the current construction drawings that are being developed.

“This is really good news for our project” said Superintendent Brad Smith. “There have been many meetings between town officials, the architect and school district. I believe this show the level of responsiveness the architect has provided to suggestions or questions from the town during this process. We are grateful to the town officials for the communication and collaboration that continues to take place with this project!”

Construction documents are the drawings and specifications for the building. These documents are used by the contractor for actual construction of the facility and grounds. We anticipate those documents to be finished by the end of February.

We will then take the project for the third of four approvals to the State Board of Education, set for March 14, 2018.

Upon approval by the State Board of Education, the specifications will go out to bid for approximately six weeks on March 21, with work to begin immediately after school ends this June. The building is slated to open in the fall of 2020.

Provided by:

Brad Smith

Superintendent of Schools

MSAD No. 75 Dec. 22, 2017