There are NO empty classrooms at Mountain Valley High School. Meroby has some class sizes over 20 students as well. Meroby has no empty classrooms either and actually has converted rooms not meant as classrooms into classrooms (some without windows). I am not sure who told teacher06 that there are lots of rooms empty. I am not sure about RES or MVMS, but I guess there is little if any extra space. I voted against consolidation because I worried that our area would lose out money and staffing trying to get Dirigo and Buckfield staffed the way they should have been prior to the merger. The former SAD 43 area pays the bulk of the RSU 10 budget and is not looking to bus Dirigo kids to Meroby or any other school. I see few benefits from consolidation going to the former SAD 43 area. Our kids are part of one district now and we do want what's best for all of RSU 10 students. People living in the RSU 10 area should be working TOGETHER to ensure a quality education for every student and that could include paying a little bit more in taxes. My kids are worth it. I believe your kids are too.
I am wondering why only the Dirigo area is added teachers? My children are in former SAD 43 schools and I know that some grade levels lost teaching positions and now my kids are in large classes. Let's not short-change some students but help all of the children in RSU 10.
Behind your negativity and sarcasm, you do have some good ideas for some year-round economic growth. I would love to have a movie theater here, Brian's Bistro is a great place to eat that draws people in from Jay and Livermore, and the the bowling ally is a fun place that locals enjoy. As far as I understand, those are for profit businesses. I do believe that the town benefits when it can help current and future businesses and we could probably find some ways to help support them with funds if that is what you think will help. The current issue is not a fictional camp ground, but a non-profit business that DOES exist right now. Again, why be so negative? I think you should propose some of your ideas at a town meeting or with an economic growth committee.