RSU 73 adult education program moving, adding classes

LIVERMORE FALLS — The RSU 73 Adult and Community Education program will offer new classes when it moves to the former Spruce Mountain High School here this fall.

Eileen M. Adams photo

RSU 73 Adult and Community Education Program Director Eileen Miazga hopes to develop the cafeteria at the former Spruce Mountain High School in Livermore Falls into space for art shows, workshops, conferences and other events.

Eileen M. Adams photo

The academic wing of the former Spruce Mountain High School in Livermore Falls will be closed in the next few weeks. RSU 73 is revamping Spruce Mountain high and middle schools and the Community Center, all in Jay, so all high school students will be in one location.

Eileen M. Adams photos

The gymnasium, cafeteria and some trades classrooms at the former Spruce Mountain High School in Livermore Falls will be used by the RSU 73 Adult and Community Education program in the fall.

“We’re really looking to expand the program,” Director Eileen Miazga said.

The adult education program moved from the Jay Community Center this summer because it is being renovated so all Spruce Mountain High School students will be at one location in the fall. The renovation project also includes the nearby high and middle schools.

For the summer, RSU 73 adult education classes are offered in the academic wing of the former high school in Livermore Falls. But in the fall the program will expand into the cafeteria, gym and several trades classrooms. Plans are to offer culinary, baking, woodworking and customer service certificates, along with live classes taught from Central Maine Community College and video courses offered through the University of Maine at Augusta.

Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development and diploma programs, as well as enrichment classes, will continue.

Miazga wants to develop the cafeteria into space for art shows, conferences, workshops and other community events.

“It could really come to life,” she said.

To gauge interest and support, she plans to hold a public meeting this summer to gather ideas and learn how much the community is willing to work toward the goal. She also wants to develop an advisory committee to help with the creation of a community room.

A plan is expected to be presented to the RSU 73 board in August.

For further information on adult education classes or to take part in a committee to help develop the cafeteria, contact Miazga at 897-6384.

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I thought that building was

I thought that building was going to be closed.

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