LIVERMORE FALLS — The Regional School Unit 73 board tabled action on officially offering the former Livermore Falls middle and high schools to the town Thursday night until the amount of money that would be saved is determined.

Superintendent Kenneth Healey said Friday that action may take place at the Jan. 22 board meeting.

“We want more information (about) how much money would be saved and how it would be redistributed to the community,” he said.

The former high school closed two years ago when all RSU 73 high school students began attending the renovated Spruce Mountain High School in Jay. The RSU 73 Adult and Community Education program and the Area Youth Sports program used parts of the former high school until December 2014.

The adult education program is housed in the Central Office Building, and Area Youth Sports uses Spruce Mountain Middle School in Jay.

Residents approved raising more than $100,000 to keep the former high school building open for a year.


The former Livermore Falls Middle School has been closed for several years. All middle school students attend Spruce Mountain Middle School in Jay.

Healey said a complete energy audit of the district buildings may be done in an effort to save fuel costs.

The proposal will now go before the Buildings and Grounds Committee, which will make a recommendation to the full board.

In other business Thursday, the resignation of high school Spanish teacher Matthew Giustra was accepted; Sara Wardell was appointed to replace him.

Jay Elementary School Principal Chris Hollingsworth reported that children participating in the school’s transitional grades, kindergarten and first and third grades, appear to be making significant gains and many will achieve grade-level requirements. The program began this year in Jay and Livermore elementary schools.

Livermore Elementary School Principal Kevin Harrington will report on kindergarten and first-grade transitional grades at his school on Jan. 22.

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