Acting Education Commissioner Robert G. Hasson will lead a public information session on Wednesday, February 1st at the University of Maine at Presque Isle with the goal of identifying a new regional school construction project.

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Hasson will be accompanied by representatives from the Maine Department of Education and the Senior Education Policy Advisor to Governor LePage.

The Department hopes to identify a pilot project that results in the construction of a new, regional high school that integrates career and technical education (CTE), collaboration with Maine’s higher education institutions, and expands programming and services to students.

Wednesday’s information session will focus on providing answers to public questions concerning the recently announced 2017-2018 rating cycle for an innovative, regional school construction pilot. The “Integrated, Consolidated 9-16 School Construction 2017-2018 Rating Cycle Application” is available on the Education Department's website.

The public forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the UMPI Campus Center.

Other information sessions will be held February 6th at the University of New England in Biddeford and February 27th at the Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.

All questions and answers discussed at the sessions will be posted on the Department’s website.