May 24, 2018
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MCI’s contract with SAD 53 will be renewed for 10 years

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

PITTSFIELD, Maine — Residents of Burnham, Detroit and Pittsfield will continue to use Maine Central Institute as their high school for another decade.

Voters in those towns also accepted Maine School Administrative District 53’s 2012-2013 general budget by a 2-1 ratio, said Superintendent Mike Gallagher on Tuesday night.

The $10,116,538 budget was approved 404-205. Voters in Burnham voted down the budget 51-45, while Detroit and Pittsfield residents passed it 48-33 and 311-121, respectively.

MCI, which has been the high school for SAD 53 since 1970, will have its 10-year contract renewed with the district. The current 10-year contract expires at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Voters in the three towns approved keeping MCI as their high school, 430-182. Burnham residents voted down the contract 48-47, while Pittsfield passed it 333-104 and Detroit voters accepted it 50-30.

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