It's Official! Valley Unified Tops List for Pilot School!

The Maine State Board of Education met today for their annual summer retreat and meetings.  On the agenda for New Business for today's meeting was the Integrated, Consolidated, 9-16 Educational Facility, also known as the pilot school.  The board was notified that as of the release of the June 13 priority list, where Valley Unified continued to be first place on the priority list for the project, no further appeals have been filed.

Following the Construction Committee's unanimous vote to recommend the project on August 7, and the Commissioner of Education's recommendation that this be the final priority list, the Maine State Board voted unanimously today to support the final priority list!

Click on the image for a larger view of Commissioner Hasson's Recommendation 

The Commissioner of Education's recommendations to move projects from the priority list to the approved list, begins the local planning process. Local school districts then begin to work in earnest on site selection, school design, program design, and governance (which will be critical to the success of any regional school).

Valley Unified Regional representatives have been invited to Augusta on Thursday, August 16 to discuss the next steps in the process.  More news to come!