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SUMMARY OF ALTERNATIVE AND REORGANIZATION PLANS

Updated August 22, 2008

The following lists are best guess estimates of submission dates based on letters to the Commissioner, information gleaned by facilitators and members of the Reorganization Team, and press reports.

All enrollment figures are from the Oct. 1, 2006 count, which are the numbers referenced in P.L. 2007, Chapter 240, Part XXXX, the reorganization law.

ALTERNATIVE PLANS

SAUs APPROVED (33)

Enrollment

  • Lewiston= 4,701
  • Brunswick= 3,132
  • MSAD 55 (Sacopee Valley)= 1,285
  • MSAD 61 (Lake Region)= 2,058
  • MSAD 54 (Skowhegan)= 2,851
  • South Portland= 3,071
  • Yarmouth= 1,386
  • Cape Elizabeth= 1,795
  • Scarborough= 3,313
  • MSAD 60 (Berwick)= 3,090
  • MSAD 35 (South Berwick)= 2,576
  • MSAD 72 (Fryeburg)= 1,341
  • MSAD 52 (Turner)= 2,182
  • MSAD 75 (Topsham)= 2,972
  • Westbrook= 2,520
  • Gorham= 2,723
  • MSAD 49 (Fairfield)= 2,669
  • MSAD 3 (Unity)= 1,516
  • MSAD 15 (Gray/New Gloucester)= 1,950
  • Portland= 7,040
  • York= 1,968
  • Biddeford= 2,782
  • MSAD 40 (Waldoboro)= 1,970
  • MSAD 11 (Gardiner)= 2,223
  • Auburn= 3,478
  • MSAD 22 (Hampden)= 2,222
  • Lisbon= 1,411
  • MSAD 64 (Corinth)= 1,283
  • MSAD 6 (Standish)= 4,146
  • Sanford= 3,450
  • MSAD 57 (Waterboro)= 3,633
  • Bangor= 3,830
  • Augusta= 2,361

Total= 88,928

PENDING (1)

  • MSAD 17 (Oxford Hills)

REORGANIZATION PLANS

Approved by Commissioner* (6)

  • Bath, W. Bath, Arrowsic, Woolwich, Phippsburg= 2,353 - Approved by voters; operational (created via private/special law before passage of Reorganization Law)
  • Oak Hill CSD (Sabattus)= 1,601 - Approved by voters
  • MSAD 16 (Hallowell)/ Monmouth / Richmond / Dresden= 2,450 - Approved by voters
  • Falmouth / MSAD 51 (Cumberland)= 4,419 - Pending voter approval
  • MSAD 34 (Belfast) / MSAD 56 (Searsport)= 2,659 - Pending voter approval
  • MSAD 1 (Presque Isle) / MSAD 32 (Ashland) / Nashville Plt. = 2,411 - Pending voter approval

Total= 15,893 **Does NOT include MSAD 53/59 (Pittsfield/Madison) reorganization plan, which was approved by the Commissioner but narrowly rejected by voters.

Plans submitted to DOE, awaiting review or revisions (7)

  • MSAD 9 (Farmington) / MSAD 58 (Kingfield) / Coplin Plt. / Highland Plt.
  • MSAD 38 (Etna ) / MSAD 48 (Newport)
  • Houlton region
  • Freeport / Pownal / Durham
  • Wiscasset / Alna / Chelsea area
  • MSAD 21 (Dixfield ) / MSAD 43 (Rumford) / MSAD 39 (Buckfield) / Hanover
  • MSAD 5 (Rockland ) / MSAD 50 (Thomaston)

Submissions anticipated by Aug. 25 (4)

  • Saco / OOB / Dayton
  • MSAD 4 (Guilford ) / MSAD 46 (Dexter) / Harmony / Willimantic
  • Windham / Raymond
  • MSAD 71 (Kennebunk/Kennebunkport)/ Arundel

Additional plans anticipated by late Aug./early Sept. (5)

(May make Aug. 25 deadline for Nov. 4 referendum)

  • St. John Valley (AOS)
  • Mt. Desert Island/Tremont / Trenton/islands (AOS)
  • Eastern Washington County (incl. Vanceboro, Eastport, Calais)
  • Poland / Minot / Mechanic Falls
  • MSAD 47 (Oakland) / China

Anticipated in September/October (9)

  • Ellsworth / Union 92 (most of) / Flanders Bay CSD
  • MSAD 37 (Harrington) / Jonesport / Beals
  • Hermon / MSAD 23 (Carmel)
  • Caribou region (incl. Ft. Fairfield, Limestone, Woodland)
  • Five Town CSD (Camden-Rockport)
  • MSAD 74 (Anson) / MSAD 12 (Jackman) / MSAD 13 (Bingham) / MSAD 59 (Madison) / others
  • Brewer / Airline CSD / Orrington area
  • Bucksport / Orland / Verona
  • Glenburn / Orono / Veazie

Other Reorganization Plans (10)

  • Blue Hill Peninsula / Deer Isle-Stonington (AOS)
  • Boothbay area (incl. Damariscotta, Jefferson) (AOS anticipated)
  • Maranacook Schools (Manchester) / Fayette / Winthrop
  • Jay / MSAD 36 (Livermore Falls)
  • Machias area (incl. Lubec) (AOS)
  • Old Town area (incl. Milford )
  • Millinocket / E. Millinocket / Medway (and possibly Woodville) (AOS)
  • Lincoln area: MSAD 31 (Howland) / MSAD 67 (Lincoln) / MSAD 30 (Lee) / others
  • MSAD 42 (Mars Hill) / MSAD 45 (Washburn) / Easton / Bridgewater
  • Greenville area / MSAD 68 (Dover-Foxcroft) / MSAD 41 (Milo) / Lake View Plt.

Total of alternative and reorganization plans meeting requirements in the law = 75

Total # of students in school systems with an alternative plan or reorganization plan approved by the Commissioner (including islands and Maine Indian Education) = 105,244 or 53.2% (using Oct. 1, 2006 enrollment figures, as noted above).

Alternative Organizational Structures

Regions whose requests to form an Alternative Organizational Structure (AOS) have been approved are noted where they appear above. (There are six.) They are in various stages of progress in developing their plans.


UNAPPROVED CONFIGURATIONS

Configuration does not comply with requirements of the Reorganization Law

  • Acton
  • Carrabassett Valley
  • Georgetown
  • Kittery
  • Rangeley area
  • MSAD 44 (Bethel) / Gilead / Upton
  • MSAD 53 (Pittsfield)
  • Waterville / Vassalboro / Winslow
  • Wells-Ogunquit CSD


EXEMPT

Islands

  • Isle au Haut= 9
  • MSAD 8 (Vinalhaven)= 206
  • Long Island= 27
  • Chebeague Island= 39
  • Islesboro= 77
  • MSAD 7 (North Haven)= 65

Total: 423

PENDING

  • MSAD 65 (Matinicus)
  • Monhegan Island
  • Maine Indian Education