June 11, 2013
Dear MSAD #51 Community Members:
Thank you for your participation in yesterday’s elections. We welcome three new members to MSAD #51’s Board of Directors from Cumberland: Karen Campbell, Bethany Hanley and Gigi Sanchez. Virginia Dwyer will return as the representative from North Yarmouth for her third term.
We would also like to share the results of the four ballot questions relating to our schools:
North Yarmouth Memorial School Closure
The Town of Cumberland supported closing North Yarmouth Memorial School by a vote of 559 (70.23%) to 237 (29.77%). The Town of North Yarmouth opposed closure by a vote of 302 (52.98%) to 268 (47.02%). Based on state statute, only one of the two towns in the district is required to vote in support of school closure for a school to close.
$2 Million Bond for Greely Middle School
A majority of voters favored the $2 million bond for the expansion and renovation of Greely Middle School to accommodate 4th and 5th graders. Districtwide, 734 voters (53.77%) supported the bond while 631 voters (46.23%) opposed it.
MSAD #51’s budget for FY 2013-2104 passed by a vote of 829 (61.14%) to 527 (38.86%).
On the question of whether MSAD #51 should continue the Budget Validation Referendum for the next three years, voters supported maintaining the current practice by a margin of 955 (71%) to 390 (29%).
Thanks for your continued involvement in the affairs of MSAD #51. We look forward to a productive year ahead.