The M.S.A.D. 40 School Board will hold a public hearing regarding heating upgrades at the Medomak Valley High School on Thurs., Oct. 23. The question to be put on the Nov. 4 ballot will ask whether funds should be allocated to improve the high school’s heating system.
According to M.S.A.D. 40 business manager Scott Vaitones, most of the heating ventilation system was built in 1968.
“A lot of the components don’t work properly,” he said.
Some elements of the system were updated in 1990, from electric to hot water. The remainder of parts that make up the heating system remained. The $665,250 renovation cost will replace the heating system with modern equipment.
The question on the Nov. 4 ballot will ask if the school board should be authorized to borrow funds on behalf of the M.S.A.D. 40 District to cover the cost of renovation, provided that the state of
The Dept. of Education has authorized the District to borrow the funds through a state-run program called the Revolving Renovation Fund. According to a ballot document from the District office, the state will forgive roughly 51 percent of the loan.
The District, which includes Friendship,
The School Board all voted in favor of the public hearing. According to the document, the Board recommends a ‘yes’ vote.