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TO:                  Superintendents of Schools

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:             June 13, 2005

SUBJECT:      Major Capital Improvement Applications – Amended Priority List

On March 9, 2005, the State Board of Education received the School Facilities Priority List for Rating Cycle 2004-2005.   Following the release of the Priority List, ten school districts asked to meet with the Department’s Rating Team to review their scores.   Following these review meetings, the Commissioner received four requests for administrative reviews.   One school district (SAD #22) withdrew its request for review prior to the administrative review hearing.   Of the three remaining in the review process, one (Durham School Department) chose not to attend the administrative review hearing due to the fact that the Department’s Rating Team found a factual error on enrollment projections during the informational meeting.   Durham’s point total was thus corrected.   The two remaining school districts (SAD #48 and SAD #75) presented to the three members of the Review Committee at the administrative hearing held on May 10, 2005.   The Review Committee did not amend the scores for either SAD #48 or SAD #75.   The new score for the Durham School Department has resulted in an amended Priority List, which will be presented to the State Board of Education on June 15, 2005.   The amended Priority List is also available on line at:

As previously determined by the State Board of Education, the amended School Facilities Priority List will be used to determine which projects will be placed on the Special Priority List.  

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Brown at (207) 624-6883 or