On Monday, November 15, 2010 the RSU 21 Board of School Directors approved the formation of a High School Building Committee for the purpose of working with Harriman Architects and Engineers to develop a concept plan for the renovation of Kennebunk High School. Since that time, a committee of 16 community members, staff members, and consultants has been working to design a renovation project that would bring Kennebunk High School’s facilities up to the high standards that have consistently been met by the school’s academic programming.
Because of the age and condition of the facility, it was determined that upgrading Kennebunk High School should be a priority for our communities. An in-depth study indicates that renovation of much of the existing structure is more cost-effective than building a new school, though it is anticipated that a properly completed project will involve demolition and replacement of some portions of the current building.
On November 19, 2012, the Board heard the Building Committee’s proposal for KHS – a complete renovation, and the construction of a stand-alone visual and performing arts structure that would be largely privately-funded, thereby reducing he impact to the local taxpayer and increasing the functionality and attractiveness of the high school facility. The latest proposal was presented along with plans for renovations to Kennebunkport Consolidated School and Mildred L. Day School, and will be considered at public forms and hearings prior to going to the voters in the fall of 2013.
You can read more about the deficiencies at Kennebunk High School in this synopsis of the Facilities Study and in this presentation. We also encourage you to check this site often for updates and opportunities for input.
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On November 19, 2012, the RSU 21 Board heard proposals recommending significant upgrades to Mildred L. Day School, at an early-estimated cost of $4M. A similar proposal to refurbish Kennebunkport Consolidated School has been estimated at $9.8M, while a complete renovation of Kennebunk High School is projected to cost $54M, with $10M raised through private grants and donations. By entering data from your 2012 tax bill into the chart, below, you may determine the approximate impact of each, or all, of these projects on your tax bill during the highest year of repayment of this 20 year bond.
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|Andrew Dolloff||Superintendent of Schools|
|Peter Dawson||KHS Principal|
|Alyce Swan||RSU 21 Facilities Supervisor|
|Bruce Lewia||KHS Faculty|
|Sierra Kuun||KHS Student|