The next meeting will be held on April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in room 133 at the Winslow High School.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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)
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.
See these Central Maine newspaper articles:
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
Minutes and Agendas are attached to the bottom of this page.
This has yet to be determined. Many options are being considered.