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TO:                Superintendent of Schools

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:             May 11, 2007

RE:                 Update on Suggested Model for Reorganizing School Units

            First, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of you who have had conversations with Norm Higgins and/or Ray Poulin in regards to the school administrative reorganization proposals currently being reviewed by members of the Legislature.  Your input has been invaluable as we work to develop a suggested model for reorganizing school units throughout the state.  My outreach to you was in response to a request by President of the Senate Beth Edmonds.  As of last week, legislative leaders have been meeting with a variety of legislators to discuss several recommendations for inclusion in the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee budget recommendation. 

            The suggested model for reorganizing school units will not be released as originally anticipated today due to the continued work of the Legislature.  As soon as we receive direction from the Legislature regarding their recommendation for reorganizing school units, we are prepared to respond quickly.  Until then we will not be able to respond to requests for financial projections for models being developed at the local level. 

            Again, I thank you for your willingness to engage in conversations with Norm and Ray and encourage you to continue this dialogue.  They can be contacted at 624-6638.