The board of directors of Regional School Unit 13 will visit the town of St. George to hear about that community’s concerns over a proposal to transport eighth-grade students to Thomaston, beginning in the fall of 2011. At that time, Georges Valley High School and Rockland District High School will merge. Eighth- and ninth-grade students will attend school at the Georges Valley building, and sophomores, juniors and seniors will attend classes in Rockland at the renamed Oceanside High School.

On Oct. 4, in response to a request from Select Board and Ad Hoc Education Options Committee member Terry Driscoll, the Select Board approved a motion to urge the RSU board to defer the plan to shift the town’s eighth-grade students from their local school.

The nine-member St. George Education Options Committee has held two meetings since it was created to explore legal options and alternatives to the formation of Regional School Unit 13.

As a result of Driscoll’s motion, the Select Board requested that Superintendent Judy Lucarelli meet with them in a public session to discuss the impact of the proposed change on the students, parents and community of St. George.

The requested meeting between the St. George Select Board and the RSU 13 board is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. George Town Office.

For more information, contact the St. George Town Office at 372-6363.

The Herald Gazette Reporter Shlomit Auciello can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by e-mail at