RSU 73 board approves prom site in Lewiston

LIVERMORE FALLS — The RSU 73 board Wednesday approved having the annual Spruce Mountain High school junior-senior prom at the Skye Event Center in Lewiston. The date is May 11.

Junior Emily Taylor told the board a majority of students voted for the site, which is in the Promenade Mall on Lisbon Street.

Several board members and parents objected, saying the distance meant prom-goers may be on the roads late at night.

“Getting home at 11 or 12 at night is a lot different than just driving to Lewiston,” parent Bill Calden of Jay said. “I’m opposed to kids going that far.”

Suggestions were made to hold the prom at the high school gym in Livermore Falls, Murray Hall in Jay, or the Jay Community Building.

Superintendent Robert Wall said the district will make a bus available for any students who want to be transported to and from the prom.

Jay board members Dan DiPompo and Darcie Comstock voted against the Lewiston site.

In other business, Livermore representative Cindy Young reported on last week’s meeting of the Facilities Committee. It reviewed 10 applications from architectural firms for the $1.8 million renovation project at the Jay high school, middle school and Community Building.

She said Bunker and Savage Architects of Augusta, Harriman Associates of Auburn and WBRC Architects and Engineers of Bangor will be interviewed Feb. 27. Representatives of the three firms will do a walk-through of the sites with district personnel Feb. 20.

The project is to create space for all 500 high school students from the Jay and Livermore Falls schools in the Jay buildings by this fall.

In other matters on Wednesday, the board:

* Accepted with deep regret the resignation of longtime speech therapist Sheila Smith at Livermore Elementary School;

* Heard a report from acting Principal Chris Hollingsworth of the Jay high school on 32 new or returning courses that may be offered during the next school year;

* Approved an Assistant Principal Search Team to identify candidates for the newly created position of assistant principal/athletic director for Spruce Mountain High School in the fall.

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ERIC RODZEN's picture

Spruce Mountain High School, North Campus

Hey Randy - why didn't you also tell her that there is no more Jay High School?

Randall Pond's picture

That would be a lie

The only Schools are in Jay! THERE'S NO MORE LIVERMORE FALLS SCHOOLS OR ANYTHING! THE RATE YOU PEOPLE ARE GOING UP THERE, IT WILL ALL BE THE TOWN OF JAY! JAY HAS ALWAYS HAD THE BETTER SCHOOLS THE BETTER TEACHERS AND EVERYTHING. AND YOU WONDER WHY, LIVERMORE FALLS DIED 30 YEARS AGO?!

STOP TAKING THINGS OUT OF LIVERMORE FALLS AND PEOPLE MIGHT COME BACK BUT, YOU IDIOTS UP THERE DON'T GET IT!

WHY DO YOU THINK I DON'T LIVE THERE ANYMORE? There is NO Livermore Falls. It's only Jay. You People Killed Livermore Falls Years ago and You will NEVER Revive a Dead Town until You STOP Taking away from it!

Roger Moulton's picture

Get lost Darcie and Bill

Am I the only one in these towns that is tired of hearing what Bill Calden and Darcie Comstock's opinions are? Those two are the reason (in my opinioin...and several others) that we let go of one of the best coaches to ever grace our school with their presence. Really enough is enough you two, go away....go find some other school system to bother.

Randall Pond's picture

Murray Hall's Location

Dear Miss Adams;

Murray Hall IS NOT, I REPEAT IS NOT, LOCATED IN JAY, MAINE! It's is on Main Street Livermore Falls. For Pete's Sake if you're going to Report Jay Livermore Falls News GET THE LOCATION OF THE PLACE CORRECT!

Far Too Many of you Reporters and The Sun Journal itself Screw Up News Stories but, not getting the Facts Correct. Editing Skills are something else you folks at the Sun-Journal Need. If you Need a Proof Reader. Let Me know.

I'll gladly Proof Read and Verify ALL Information before it goes to Print.

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