BATH – Regional School Unit 1’s board will hold a celebration and tour of the new site for Morse High and the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 2:30-4 p.m. at Wing Farm Parkway.

Invited guests will be able to tour the work area and see what progress has been made in preparation for final construction, scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2019. The new comprehensive high school is scheduled to open in September 2020.

“We are grateful to the many community members who have stepped forward to work with us on the conception and design of the new Morse High and for the generous support of local businesses and alumni who have given of their time, resources and financial support to make this new school a reality,” said School Board Chair Stephen August in a statement. “We want to thank them and have arranged a barbecue and appreciation celebration for what we have accomplished to date. We are not done yet, but we are off to a terrific start.”

“Our fundraising campaign is close to 75 percent of our goal; the voter approval of our construction bonds was overwhelming and there is a great deal of excitement on behalf of both graduates and current student body about our new school,” said Superintendent. Patrick Manuel. “Because of this support, we have been able to enhance our athletic and theater facilities, enlarge the lunch room to offer only two seatings instead of three and make improvements so that the school will function well and be available as a community resource.”

The fundraising goal of $700,000 — or approximately 10 percent of locally financed construction — has benefitted from donations by Bath Federal Savings, First Federal Savings, the Davenport Foundation, Bill and Sally Haggett, John Morse IV and the Morse Class of 1963, the Parker Family and other families seeking to honor Morse alumni.

To make a tax-deductible pledge or gift, please contact Manuel at [email protected] or the RSU1 Education Foundation, c/o Bill Racine, CPA and Foundation Board Treasurer — [email protected].

To follow the progress on the new Morse High, click here.


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