Mount Abraham facilities committee makes progress

BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High/Middle School Facility Advisory Committee met on June 11 to discuss the future of the school building. 
A spokesman for the group said it was a great start to the process of engaging the community in considering the condition of our Middle and High School and how we might invest in its improvement.
The 35 citizens who showed up were broken up into small groups upon arriving. Each of the groups including a facilitator (Elementary School Board members or FAC members) and got a tour of the facility lead by
students from David Marsters Honors class.
Participants then heard from Lee Dore of Dore and Whittier Architects about the condition of the building and the extensive surveys of students, teachers, and staff.  Over the next hour participants discussed in each of the small groups three questions about the school: what are the building most crucial current needs, what attributes it will need for the next 50 years and how the five town community might become more involved in using and appreciating the value of this community-owned resource. 
After the discussions, each of the facilitators reported out to the whole group on the highlights of the various discussions. 
All in all, organizers said the event was very helpful in better acquainting a group of citizens about their school and providing valuable feedback to the Facility Advisory Committee. 
The next event will be taking place at Mount Abraham in the Cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:30 on Wednesday , June 25. Organizers ask the public to join them if you can or stay tuned for future events.

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