Residents in Camden and Rockport have voted to approve borrowing $4.9 million to preserve and repurpose the Mary E. Taylor school building.

"I am thrilled with the results of the election," said Alison McKellar, who led the effort to preserve MET. "It was a big ask of the voters and we saw an impressive level of support for our historic architecture and outstanding educational programs. Having this historic brick building alongside a modern, state of the art new middle school is going to be stunning and something the community will be proud of for the next hundred years. I stand ready to help in any way that the school district seems appropriate. The decision to move forward with listing on the National Register of Historic Places rests entirely with the School Board."

Matt Dailey, chair of the school board, said: "I would like to thank the voters of Camden and Rockport for approving the bond to renovate the Mary E Taylor building. When the renovations are complete, the building will have been made ready to serve our communities for the next 100 years."

The chart below shows the voting results for the School Administrative District 28 question concerning the future of the Mary E. Taylor School.