SULLIVAN — A $44-million school project got the go-ahead from voters Tuesday.
Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) proposes building a new combination high school and middle school on the same property where Sumner Memorial High School is located. Construction is expected to begin in 2020 with students using the new building in September 2022.
Voters approved the proposal 46-11 in a straw poll March 20. However, the project needed formal voter approval through secret ballot Tuesday.
The vote passed 550-227, according to figures reported by RSU 24 Business Manager David Bridgham.
“We are very pleased with the results and see this as a tremendous opportunity for our students,” Superintendent Michael Eastman said Wednesday morning.
The following is a breakdown of votes by town:
Eastbrook, 8 yes, 18 no
Franklin, 38 yes, 35 no
Gouldsboro, 247 yes, 73 no
Maraiaville 11 yes, 11 no
Sorrento, 38 yes, 5 no
Steuben, 56 yes, 13 no
Sullivan, 71 yes, 21 no
Waltham, 8 yes, 41 no
Winter Harbor, 73 yes, 10 no.