Maine Ocean School, a high school magnet school planned for Searsport, holds planning session

Posted:  Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:45pm

SEARSPORT –The second board meeting of the Maine Ocean School (Maine School of Marine Science, Technology, Transportation and Engineering School) was held in Searsport, July 25. While the board is in the early stages of developing the school, proponents are on track to have the educational plan ready by February 2017, with some programs available in the fall of that year, according to a news release from Maine Senator Mike Thibodeau, R-Waldo.

Searsport Town Manager James Gillway, who also serves in the Maine House of Representatives, sponsored the initial piece of legislation to create the school.

The institution is be a public magnet school designed to provide certain high-achieving high school students with a challenging educational experience. The school will be in Searsport and will serve students from throughout Maine.

Students from other states and countries may attend on a space-available basis.  

Board members include Eric Jergerson, Carla Scocchi, Gayle Zydlewski, Tom Marx, Major Rene Cloutier, Almond “Bud” Rivers, Captain Mike Flagan and Mike Rugers.

For more information on the school, contact Jim Gillway at (207) 548-6372.