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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO:  107

POLICY CODE:  BA

TO:           Superintendents of Schools

FROM:      Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:       May 18, 2007

RE:           Conference Call with Superintendents and the Release of the Suggested Model for Reorganizing School Units

As you have probably heard, the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee is expected to hear on Monday afternoon about the latest proposal for school administrative reorganization.  The Committee has asked me to present the suggested model for reorganizing school units, which we developed based on the draft proposal from the Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Education.

At the same time, I will post the suggested model, the criteria used, a list of all suggested regional school units (RSU’s), and maps with links to the files on our website and will send you an informational letter with a link to that information.

In addition, I invite you to participate in a conference call at 3:00 p.m. that day so that I can walk you through the materials and answer your questions about how we arrived at the model, and describe expected next steps.  I would request that this conference call be limited to superintendents (and immediate staff, as appropriate) only, as the phone system will allow for only 125 callers to participate.  We will provide a number of venues for others to have their questions answered over the coming days and weeks.

Should the public session with the Education Committee go longer than expected, we may have to delay the conference call.  Staff from my office will activate the call at 3:00 p.m. and notify you of the new time.  We will send a notice by e-mail, as well.

Please contact David Connerty-Marin at 624-6880 or at david.connerty-marin@maine.gov with any questions regarding the conference call or the release of the model on Monday.