Residents in Dexter, Garland, Ripley and Exeter will decide the fate of the proposed projects on Nov. 6 during balloting.
The proposed improvements, which have the endorsement of the full board of directors, include those at the Garland Elementary School and Dexter Regional High School.
SAD 46 Superintendent Raymond Poulin Jr. said Monday that the proposed projects at the high school include the renovation of the front entrance, an expansion of the student parking area and improvements to other parking facilities. It also includes the construction of the athletic field that lies north of the football field.
The project at the Garland school involves improvements to the driveway.
"It's really an effort to make site improvements," Poulin said Monday.
Poulin said that while all the directors approved the project, they were not all in favor of presenting the matter in November. Some directors wanted the issue to go to voters in March or June.
If approved by residents, a five-year bond through the Maine Municipal Bond Bank will likely fund the work, Poulin said.
In other action this month, the directors voted to extend by one year, the contract of Janice Breton, Dexter Middle School principal. With this action, her contract now extends through June 30, 2003. Only one director, Neil Clukey, voted against the move, after an executive session. Breton's salary will be set later during budget deliberations.
Directors approved Karen Shonk as business electronic systems technology coordinator at the Tri-County Technical Center at a pro-rated salary of $24,930 for the remainder of the school year.
And the directors accepted the resignation of Andrea Pomroy as principal at the Dexter Primary School and the Garland Elementary School.
|Back to News||Home||Print This Story|