Reorganization Meetings Scheduled Locally
June 14, 2007
Maine Department of Education
David Connerty-Marin, Director of Communications, Maine Department of Education, 207-624-6880
AUGUSTA "“ The Department of Education announced a schedule of 26 regional informational meetings to provide information about the Reorganization Law and guidance about moving forward with regional planning.
The meetings, required in the newly-passed School Administrative Reorganization Law, are open to all members of the public. Each meeting will be presented by Commissioner Susan A. Gendron; Jim Rier, the Department's Director of Finance and Operations; or Norm Higgins, a former superintendent who has been engaged by the Department to help lead this work.
The presenters will explain the new law and provide information about the role of local communities, the role of the Department of Education and the State Board of Education, and the resources available to local communities during the implementation process. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Directions to the meetings and additional information can be found online at www.maine.gov/education. Presenters for each meeting are shown in parentheses, and are subject to change, depending on scheduling requirements.
Regional Informational Meetings
This represents a complete list, including a change in location for the Ellsworth meeting.
Monday, June 18, 7:00 p.m., Cony High School/Performing Arts Center, Augusta (Gendron)
Monday, June 18, 7:00 p.m., Lake Region High School/Auditorium, Naples (Rier)
Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 p.m., Deering High School/Auditorium, Portland (Gendron)
Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 p.m., Messalonskee High School/Performing Arts Center, Oakland (Rier)
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m., Biddeford Middle School/Auditorium, Biddeford (Rier)
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m., Caribou High School/Performing Arts Center, Caribou (Higgins)
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 p.m., Bangor High School/Peaks Auditorium, Bangor (Gendron)
Thursday, June 21, 700 p.m., Brunswick High School/Crooker Theater, Brunswick (Rier)
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 p.m., Fort Kent High School/Gymnasium, Fort Kent (Higgins)
Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m., Mattanawcook Academy/Cafetorium, Lincoln (Higgins)
Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School/Auditorium, Oxford Hills (Rier)
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 p.m., Dexter Regional High School/Cafetorium, Dexter (Rier)
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 p.m., Mt. Valley High School/Auditorium, Rumford (Higgins)
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 p.m., Presque Isle High School/Auditorium, Presque Isle (Gendron)
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 p.m., Woolwich Central School/Gymnasium, Woolwich (Rier)
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 p.m., Holiday Inn, Ellsworth (Gendron)
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 p.m., Waldo County Tech Center - Region 7, Waldo (Higgins)
Monday, July 9, 7:00 p.m., Sanford Memorial Gymnasium, Sanford (Gendron)
Monday, July 9, 7:00 p.m., Westbrook High School/Auditorium, Westbrook (Rier)
Monday, July 9, 7:00 p.m., Miller Arena, Houlton (Higgins)
Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 p.m., Calais High School/Cafetorium, Calais (Higgins)
Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 p.m., Rockland District High School/Auditorium, Rockland (Gendron)
Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m., Mt. Blue High School/Auditorium, Farmington (Higgins)
Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m., UM Machias/Science 102, Machias (Gendron)
Thursday, July 12, 7:00 p.m., Lewiston Middle School/Auditorium, Lewiston (Gendron)
Thursday, July 12, 7:00 p.m., Skowhegan Area High School/Auditorium, Skowhegan (Higgins)