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The Publicity Meeting for the building referendum will be on October 3 & 30 at 6:30 in the Winslow High School Auditorium.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Winslow considering changes to the Junior High School?

The Winslow Junior High School was built in 1928 and has numerous chronic problems with ventilation, insulation, heating and fire suppression systems among other defects.

See this PDF for pictures and descriptions of some of the problems.  Here are the itemized estimated repair costs of needed repairs to Winslow Junior High School as produced from State of Maine VFA software as of May, 2014

The Mid-Maine Technical Center also produced some interviews about the process.

What is being recommended by the Junior High Building Committee?

The committee is recommending that the sixth grade move to the Winslow Elementary School and the seventh and eighth grades to Winslow High School.  This would include new construction and renovation at both the Winslow Elementary School and the Winslow High School.

Floor plan of the proposed additions/renovations to Winslow High School from the March 2017 meeting.

Rendering of the proposed exterior from the March 2017 meeting.

When would the changes happen?

The recommendation of the Junior High Building Committee, which was approved by the Winslow Board of Education, was to close the junior high building at the end of the 2017-18 School year.  In August 2016, the time frame was extended a year. (Newspaper Article)

Who is on the Winslow Junior High Building Committee?

Many years have elapsed since the first meeting, so the members of the committee have changed over time.  The current members are are listed in the meeting minutes, which are available in the list of files at the bottom of the page.

Which options were considered?

  1. Renovate existing Junior High
  2. Build new Junior High
  3. 6th graders moved into Winslow Elementary School and 7th /8th grade wing built on Winslow Elementary School
  4. 6th graders moved into Winslow Elementary School and 7th /8th grade wing built on Winslow High School

How has the public been notified?

See these Central Maine newspaper articles:

There is also a Facebook page for the Winslow School Buildings and Reorganization efforts.

Will there be a public referendum?

Yes.  The committee is planning a referendum vote in November 2017 to get permission from the town to enter into bonds, or long-term loans, for the project.  Click here for a copy of the bond question for the November ballot.

Where can I find the minutes and agendas for the Building Committee meetings?

Minutes and Agendas are attached to the bottom of this page.

What will happen to the Winslow Junior High building after the move?

This has yet to be determined.  Many options are being considered.


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