District organizes public input meeting on new middle school

By Kim Lincoln | Feb 10, 2017

Camden — School Administrative District 28 is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15 to receive input on the Camden-Rockport Middle School project.

The construction of a new middle school at the Knowlton Street property is estimated at $26.3 million. The current middle school is an mixture of buildings built between the 1920s and 1970s. The old Camden-Rockport High school was once part of this amalgam, and the oldest of these structures is the Mary E. Taylor Middle School building.

Last month, Superintendent Maria Libby recommended the SAD 28 Board consider placing the construction of a new Camden-Rockport Middle School on the June ballot.

The middle school project had initially been planned to appear on the ballot in November, but Libby said that a vote in June better captures the enthusiasm the project has garnered over the past year. In February 2015, Camden and Rockport voted against a plan for a $27 million proposal for a new middle school.

The meeting will be held in the the CRMS Cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m. A free spaghetti dinner will be served.

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