SUMMARY OF ALTERNATIVE AND REORGANIZATION PLANS

Updated August 29, 2008

 

Summary of ALL plans

 

 

      40 of the 75 have been approved by the Commissioner:

         33 alternative plans no voter approval required

         7 reorganization plans voter approval required

(3 have been approved by voters; 4 must go to voters for final approval)

 

      Of the 35 plans still in progress:

         10 reorganization plans have recently been submitted to DOE and are awaiting either review by the Department or revisions by the regional planning committees.

         24 additional reorganization plans are in progress

         1 additional alternative plan is in progress

 

(Based on the 9 groups of school systems/individual units currently in unapproved configurations)

 

 

Alternative plans (34 total)

 

(Alternative plan school administrative units must show how they will reorganize functions to find savings in non-classroom areas while preserving quality programming in the classroom.)

 

        33 alternative plans have been approved by the Commissioner

        DOE is awaiting one more alternative plan

 

Reorganization plans (41 approved by the Commissioner or in progress)

 

         3 reorganization plans have been approved by the Commissioner and the voters in the affected communities
Includes RSU #1 (Bath region), created via private/special law before passage of the Reorganization Law.

        4 reorganization plans have been approved by the Commissioner and are pending approval by voters

        10 reorganization plans are in hand at DOE, awaiting either review by the Department or revisions by the regional planning commitetes

         24 other reorganization plans in progress
Based on information from the regional planning committees, we anticipate another 14 plans to come in during September and October, and the remainder to come in during November and December.

 

Exempt SAUs (11)

 

8 island school administrative units and 3 Maine Indian Education units are exempt from the requirement to reorganize but must file an alternative plan. Six of the eight islands have approved alternative plans at this time. The Indian Education schools and two island school systems are working on their plans. The 75 to 79 anticipated plans above do not include the exempt school systems.
STATUS OF ALL PLANS

Updated August 29, 2008

 

ALTERNATIVE PLANS (34)

Units filing alternative plans must show reorganization of functions to provide savings without adversely affecting instructional programming.

 

APPROVED by Commissioner (33)
No voter approval required

Enrollment

1

Lewiston

4,701

2

Brunswick

3,132

3

MSAD 55 (Sacopee Valley)

1,285

4

MSAD 61 (Lake Region)

2,058

5

MSAD 54 (Skowhegan)

2,851

6

South Portland

3,071

7

Yarmouth

1,386

8

Cape Elizabeth

1,795

9

Scarborough

3,313

10

MSAD 60 (Berwick)

3,090

11

MSAD 35 (South Berwick)

2,576

12

MSAD 72 (Fryeburg)

1,341

13

MSAD 52 (Turner)

2,182

14

MSAD 75 (Topsham)

2,972

15

Westbrook

2,520

16

Gorham

2,723

17

MSAD 49 (Fairfield)

2,669

18

MSAD 3 (Unity)

1,516

19

MSAD 15 (Gray/New Gloucester)

1,950

20

Portland

7,040

21

York

1,968

22

Biddeford

2,782

23

MSAD 40 (Waldoboro)

1,970

24

MSAD 11 (Gardiner)

2,223

25

Auburn

3,478

26

MSAD 22 (Hampden)

2,222

27

Lisbon

1,411

28

MSAD 64 (Corinth)

1,283

29

MSAD 6 (Standish)

4,146

30

Sanford

3,450

31

MSAD 57 (Waterboro)

3,633

32

Bangor

3,830

33

Augusta

2,361

 

Total

88,928

In Progress (1)

 

 

MSAD 17 (Oxford Hills)

 

 

 

REORGANIZATION PLANS (41)

 

APPROVED by Commissioner and voters (3)

 

 

SAUs

Enrollment

# merging
SAUs

1

Bath, W. Bath, Arrowsic, Woolwich, Phippsburg1

2,353

5

2

Oak Hill CSD (Sabattus)

1,601

4

3

MSAD 16 (Hallowell)/ Monmouth / Richmond / Dresden

2,450

4

1 Created via private/special law before passage of Reorganization Law


APPROVED by Commissioner; pending voter approval2 (4)

 

 

SAUs

Enrollment

# merging SAUs

1

Falmouth / MSAD 51 (Cumberland)

4,419

2

2

MSAD 34 (Belfast) / MSAD 56 (Searsport)

2,659

2

3

MSAD 1 (Presque Isle) / MSAD 32 (Ashland) / Nashville Plt.

2,411

3

4

Mt. Desert CSD (Bar Harbor)/ Trenton / islands (AOS)

1,609

9

 

Total

17,583

29

2 Does NOT include MSAD 53/59 (Pittsfield/Madison) reorganization plan, which was approved by the Commissioner but narrowly rejected by voters. These units are exploring other options.

 

Plans submitted to DOE, awaiting DOE review or RPC revisions (10)

 

1

MSAD 9 (Farmington) / MSAD 58 (Kingfield) / Coplin Plt. / Highland Plt.

 

 

2

MSAD 38 (Etna ) / MSAD 48 (Newport)

 

 

3

So. Aroostook Cty (incl. Houlton, Staceyville, MSAD 14)

 

 

4

Freeport / Pownal / Durham

 

 

5

Wiscasset / Alna / Chelsea / Palermo area

 

 

6

MSAD 21 (Dixfield ) / MSAD 43 (Rumford) / MSAD 39 (Buckfield) / Hanover

 

 

7

MSAD 5 (Rockland ) / MSAD 50 (Thomaston)

 

 

8

Saco / OOB / Dayton

 

 

9

MSAD 4 (Guilford ) / MSAD 46 (Dexter) / Harmony / Willimantic

 

 

10

Poland / Minot / Mechanic Falls

 

 

 

Other Reorganization Plans in Progress (24)

 

1

Windham / Raymond

 

 

2

MSAD 71 (Kennebunk/Kennebunkport)/ Arundel

 

 

3

St. John Valley (AOS)

 

 

4

Eastern Washington Cty (incl. Vanceboro, Eastport, Calais)

 

 

5

MSAD 47 (Oakland) / China

 

 

6

Ellsworth / Union 92 (most of) / Flanders Bay CSD

 

 

7

MSAD 37 (Harrington) / Jonesport / Beals / Beddington / Deblois

 

 

8

Hermon / MSAD 23 (Carmel)

 

 

9

Caribou region (incl. Ft. Fairfield, Limestone, Woodland area)

 

 

10

Five Town CSD (Camden-Rockport)

 

 

11

MSAD 74 (Anson) / MSAD 12 (Jackman) / MSAD 13 (Bingham) / SAD 59 (Madison) / others

 

 

12

Brewer / Airline CSD / Orrington area

 

 

13

Bucksport / Orland / Verona

 

 

14

Glenburn / Orono / Veazie

 

 

15

Blue Hill Peninsula area / Deer Isle-Stonington area / Surry(AOS)

 

 

16

Boothbay area (incl. Damariscotta, Jefferson) (AOS)

 

 

17

Maranacook CSD (Manchester) / Fayette / Winthrop

 

 

18

Jay / MSAD 36 (Livermore Falls)

 

 

19

Machias area (incl. E. Machias, Lubec) (AOS)

 

 

20

Old Town area (incl. Milford )

 

 

21

Millinocket / E. Millinocket / Medway (AOS)

 

 

22

Lincoln area: MSAD 31 (Howland) / MSAD 67 (Lincoln) / MSAD 30 (Lee) / others

 

 

23

MSAD 42 (Mars Hill) / MSAD 45 (Washburn) / Easton / Bridgewater

 

 

24

Greenville area / MSAD 68 (Dover-Foxcroft) / MSAD 41 (Milo) / Lake View Plt.

 

 

 

Total # of alternative and reorganization plans already approved or in progress = 75

Alternative (33) and reorganization (7) plans approved by Commissioner = 40 out of the 75 above

Number of individual units or groups of units currently in unapproved configurations = 9

Number of additional plans anticipated = up to 3 or 4

 

 

Alternative Organizational Structures

Regions whose requests to form an Alternative Organizational Structure (AOS) have been approved are noted where they appear above. (There are six.) They are in various stages of progress in developing their plans.

 

 

UNAPPROVED CONFIGURATIONS

Configuration does not comply with requirements of the Reorganization Law; some of these units are still in discussions.

 

Acton

 

 

Kittery

 

 

Wells-Ogunquit CSD

 

 

Georgetown

 

 

Carrabassett Valley

 

 

Rangeley area

 

 

MSAD 44 (Bethel) / Gilead / Upton

 

 

MSAD 53 (Pittsfield)

 

 

Waterville / Vassalboro / Winslow

 

 

Total = 9

 

EXEMPT

Units exempt from the requirement to file a reorganization plan

Exempt units must file an alternative plan showing reorganization of functions to provide savings without adversely affecting instructional programming.

 

Islands - no voter approval required

 

SAUs APPROVED by Commissioner

Enrollment

Isle au Haut

9

MSAD 8 (Vinalhaven)

206

Long Island

27

Chebeague Island

39

Islesboro

77

MSAD 7 (North Haven)

65

Total

423

In Progress

 

MSAD 65 (Matinicus)

 

Monhegan Island

 

 

Maine Indian Education no voter approval required

 

In Progress

 

Indian Island

 

Indian Township

 

Pleasant Point

 

 

 

Note: All enrollment figures are from the Oct. 1, 2006 count, which are the numbers referenced in P.L. 2007, Chapter 240, Part XXXX, the reorganization law.