More information about the proposed RSU 20 school reorganization concept is coming to a neighborhood near you.

All of the remaining informational meetings about the proposal to reduce the number of smaller elementary schools and leave the district with one middle school and one high school have been scheduled, RSU 20 Superintendent Bruce Mailloux said this week.

The only exception is the meeting that will be held in the town of Belmont on Tuesday, Oct. 4, Mailloux said, as the location for that meeting has yet to be determined.

The meetings will be held on the following dates, at the following locations:

• Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Nickerson Elementary School in Swanville;

• Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Ames School in Searsmont;

• Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Stockton Springs Elementary School;

• Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Belmont (at a location to be determined);

• Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Weymouth School in Morrill;

• Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Drinkwater School in Northport;

• Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast, and;

• Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Searsport District High School cafetorium.

All of the forums will begin at 7 p.m., said Mailloux.

“We’ll start with a brief overview of what the concept looks like, and then we’ll do our best to answer questions,” said Mailloux. “We’re also open to ideas and thoughts that people might have.”

The reorganization proposal, which was formally unveiled last spring, would make the SDHS/MS complex the single RSU 20 middle school and would serve all students in sixth- through eighth-grades.

Belfast Area High School would become the high school for all students in ninth- through 12-grades in RSU 20, and the Belfast Community Outreach in Education (also known as BCOPE) would continue to serve the district as the alternative high school.

THMS would be converted into a kindergarten through fifth-grade school that would serve students who are currently attending the Ames School in Searsmont, the Weymouth School in Morrill, the Nickerson School in Swanville and the East Belfast School. The Ames, Weymouth and Nickerson Schools would be closed, with the combined total student population attending classes at the larger elementary school.

The East Belfast School would become a preschool and would house the programs for 4-year-old children from Ames, Nickerson (which is currently housed at the Swanville town office), East Belfast and two classes that are currently housed at the Methodist Church on Mill Lane in Belfast. The programs for 4-year-old children at Searsport Elementary School would remain where they are.

The Frankfort Elementary School would be closed and those students would move to Searsport Elementary, and the Stockton Springs Elementary and Drinkwater School in Northport would remain open under the proposal.

Mailloux said all RSU 20 residents will have another chance to weigh in on the concept through a non-binding referendum in November, the results of which will be used by the board to gauge public support for the concept.

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