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Effort to save MET
  • Published
    February 19, 2018

    UPDATED: Citizen group plans petition to save Mary E. Taylor school

    About 20 residents, including a state rep and three Camden selectmen, met with developer Michael Mullins Feb. 16 at the Rockport Opera House with many expressing support for saving the Mary E. Taylor school from demolition. Josh Gerritsen proposed a petition seeking a ballot item in June that would force the school board to turn the building over to the town of Camden for $1. "Many members of the community voted ...

  • Published
    February 13, 2018

    Mary E. Taylor building update

    The MSAD #28 School Board wants to ensure a transparent process for the potential repurposing of the Mary E. Taylor wing of the current Camden-Rockport Middle School facility. We offer the following timeline to make sure our community is aware of the current status of this process. Not every detail is included, but the major milestones are. This timeline should provide an overview of critical decisions or events ...

  • Published
    July 10, 2017

    Truth be told about MET

    Within the school district, we consistently reference a couple of common operating principles: "Seek first to understand, then to be understood," and “Assume best intentions.” They are not only important tenets for the adults in our school community, but also for our students as they learn to collaborate and work with others in our democratic and civilized society. I would urge anyone who is interested in the ...

  • Published
    June 19, 2017

    Future of Mary E. Taylor building may go to vote

    Some 25 members of the public attended the School Administrative District 28 Board meeting June 15 to raise questions about the future of the Mary E. Taylor building. Following the June 13 vote by residents of Camden and Rockport in favor of constructing a new Camden-Rockport Middle School at the current Knowlton Street location, some members of the public expressed concern that the MET building, built in 1925, ...

  • Published
    June 8, 2017

    To citizens of Camden and Rockport

    As approval of our school budgets and a new middle school proposal will soon go to vote, I wanted to take a moment to clear up some questions regarding the language of the middle school bond, and to help our community better understand the fiscal management and oversight of the school system. Regarding the middle school bond, the ballot question asks for your approval for the MSAD 28 school board to borrow $25.2 ...

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