The potential decision to close schools and bus children is a serious one, and the impacts ripple through not only our communities today, but in the future. Our readers strongly support several scenarios, dismissed by the committee while other, more costly schemes remain on the table. I hope our readers, who have articulated their views so eloquently here, will do so at this forum.
“..The RSU 50 Futures Task Force Committee will be conducting a community meeting on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Katahdin Elementary School cafeteria. The purpose of this meeting is to attain community input on the various scenarios being presented and to entertain other possible scenarios that may have merit. Public will be provided with an overview of information that has been gathered, participate in group discussion and hear next steps in the process. We encourage community participation in this process.”
Read the original announcement from RSU #50 here: Futures Task Force Forum
Editor’s note: I share the concerns of our readers surrounding the last public forum; the tightly controlled format that did not permit attendees the time or space for statements that reflect their views outside of the writing prompts and the failure of the committee to answer written questions in real time. …or at all…
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