SAD 28 board to discuss middle school's future
Camden — The School Administrative District 28 board will be asked at its Oct. 17 meeting whether to request architect bids to move forward with plans to update Camden-Rockport Middle School.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Camden-Rockport Elementary School.
Superintendent Elaine Nutter said for the last several years the district has been looking at the needs of the middle school and it has come to a point where a professional, fleshed-out plan is needed in order to move forward.
Nutter said the basement space, which once housed classrooms, is no longer usable and there are a number of logistic problems, such as students walking through the cafeteria to get to classes. Another section of the school, once used as a shop area, is not as well-utilized as it could be and is mainly used as a storage area, she said.
The plan would also address a future plan for the Bus Barn, Nutter said, noting the barn was actually built for buses, but is being used to house the superintendent's office and the district's Zenith alternative education program.
Nutter said this summer the middle school roof was repaired and an overhang was constructed to allow students to stay out of the weather while awaiting rides.
The superintendent said she anticipates the chosen architect would provide a couple of different plans and before any project moves ahead, the public will have plenty of opportunity for input.
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