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New ELHS Community Forum and Survey

posted Nov 19, 2018, 6:32 AM by Roz Walton

As the Building Committee moves forward with design planning for the new high school, your input is important! A new high school allows us the opportunity to enhance our community's resources. Help us identify the community's priorities among the many options available. It is important to understand that the options listed are those items that will NOT receive state funding. These items, if selected, would be funded through local contributions, such as municipal bonds, fundraising and/or private contributions. 

The Building Sub Committees presented detailed information on each of the items being considered at the Community Forum, held Thursday 11/15. You can access the forum video by clicking here: New ELHS Community Forum

Please click here for the survey, which will remain open until December 1st.

Thank you for your time, interest and effort in sharing your thoughts!

Join us for Community Input on the New ELHS - Nov. 15, 2018

posted Nov 6, 2018, 1:29 PM by Roz Walton   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 1:30 PM ]

By now, you have probably received the postcard (image on the left) announcing the Community Night on Nov. 15th.

Please join us at ELHS beginning at 6:00 PM to see presentations from the New ELHS Building Committee.  Help us decide on the many options for the new high school.

The event will be streamed live on Facebook and a public survey will be available following the event.

Tour of LRTC for School Committee & City Council

posted Oct 26, 2018, 11:51 AM by Roz Walton

The Auburn School Committee, City Council and New ELHS Building Committee members will be touring the Lewiston Regional Technical Center (LRTC) on November 1st from 11:30 - 1:00. This tour will assist with the decision for a proposed LRTC satellite center located at the new Edward Little High School; an important step in the process to have the satellite center included in the Concept Design of the new ELHS building project.

We are hiring bus drivers!

posted Oct 2, 2018, 11:45 AM by Roz Walton

Auburn School Department is hiring bus drivers

  • 20-hour minimum work week
  • $15.46 - $20/hour depending on experience
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 10 paid benefit days
  • Balanced compensation from September through June
  • Extra work hours available through summer programs and 600+ athletic/field trips annually
  • Health Insurance benefit for all 30-hour per week staff
Apply online at ww.schoolspring.com or in person at: 

Auburn School Support Services, 33 Industry Ave, Auburn, Maine. 

For more information, call Sheila Letourneau at (207) 333-6658.

Candidates need to have a Class A or B license and they need a P and S endorsement. If they don't have that, they need to go to Department of Motor Vehicle and get their permit. Once they have receive their permit, they can contact the our Transportation Department to be trained in order to receive their license to drive a bus.

Test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)- Oct. 3, 2018

posted Oct 2, 2018, 5:55 AM by Roz Walton

On Wednesday, October 3, beginning at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Time, there will be a nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of IPAWS and its Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to (1) assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message, and (2) determine whether improvements are needed.

and view the Public Fact Sheet below.

School Lunch Position Opening

posted Sep 27, 2018, 8:59 AM by Roz Walton   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 9:04 AM ]


Kitchen Assistant ~ substitute

Rate of pay $11.98 per hour 


  1. Must have a basic understanding of Nutrition 
  2. Must have knowledge of cooking equipment and its uses
  3. Must have knowledge and uphold the highest standards in sanitation procedures
  4. Good interpersonal relations with staff and students
  5. Ability to accept supervision and take directions
Posting will remain open until filled

If you are interested please notify me in writing at prouillard@auburnschl.edu or apply online at www.schoolspring.com


State approves site for new Edward Little High School

posted Sep 27, 2018, 8:54 AM by Roz Walton

On Wednesday, September 15, 2018, the State Board of Education unanimously approved the new high to be built on ELHS's current site! Below is the link to the article that was in the Sun Journal. Although the estimated cost was again in the article, three years ago we did not discuss a satellite CTE program. At the meeting held on September 26 at 6:00, we reviewed the timeline and next steps for committee work.


New ELHS Ed Specs - process and next steps

posted Aug 15, 2018, 7:38 AM by Roz Walton   [ updated Aug 17, 2018, 4:10 PM ]

The next step outlined by the Department of Education towards the construction of a new high school is the approval of the Educational Specifications by the school committee. The School Committee will be reviewing and formally approving the Ed Specs on August 22nd.

Auburn’s  Educational Specifications are the result of collaboration among educators, administrators, parents, and community members in an effort to establish the goals and activities centered around the new Edward Little High School. Click here to view the Educational Specifications document proposing how the new facility will support and enhance the school’s programs and the interrelationships between these activities and their associated physical environment.
If clicking on the link doesn't work on your computer, simply copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Auburn School Department Accepting ESEA Application Comments

posted Jul 19, 2018, 12:55 PM by Roz Walton

The Auburn School Department (ASD) accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, ASD is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to submission of the application.


Click here for more information and to access the feedback form:

New Edward Little High School Proposed Location Revealed

posted Jun 29, 2018, 11:32 AM by Roz Walton   [ updated Jul 23, 2018, 7:22 AM ]

New Edward Little High School Proposed Location Revealed

Opening Slated for Fall 2023 at Current Site

AUBURN - Following a year of meetings and intensive work, the Auburn School Department Building Committee announced today that it recommends the new Edward Little High School (ELHS) be constructed at the current high school site.

Pending Maine Department of Education (DOE) approval, the state-funded school building, will be constructed on the current ELHS site at 77 Harris Street. The new school is tentatively projected to open in the fall of 2023.

"It is on these slopes that Auburn will build our hopes,” said School Committee and Building Committee Chair Tom Kendall. “United in our quest, we will strive to link learning with life for a future yet imagined."

“This is what our community has been waiting for,” said Superintendent of Schools Katy Grondin. “This day has been a long time coming, and now it’s here. We’re very excited to move ahead in planning a state-of-the-art school that everyone in Auburn can be proud of.”

During the past year, the Building Committee evaluated 47 sites throughout Auburn, including tours of five potential locations that most closely aligned to the selection criteria identified by the community and Maine DOE. In the end, the clear choice was to remain at the site that ELHS has called home since the current building opened in 1961.

At a community forum in August 2017, Auburn residents ranked their top priorities for the new school. The top three criteria to emerge were the ability to locate all athletic fields on one site; proximity to population density; and the ability for the school to act as an economic draw to bring people to Auburn.

“The current site checked off the most boxes on the community’s wish list,” said Building Committee member Beth Favreau.

The current location not only offers proximity to Auburn’s student population, but project architects from Harriman Associates believe  the existing site will be able to accommodate the majority, if not all, of the athletic fields used throughout the year by ELHS student-athletes.

The Building Committee, which embraces the mission to make the school an asset and economic draw for Auburn, will work closely with ELHS staff, the City of Auburn and the community to plan a building that will serve Auburn’s students for decades to come.

"I am eager to move forward with building a site that supports our students and community,” said ELHS Principal Scott Annear. “Our staff is excited to craft a building that meets the needs of our students for today and the future. This is a tremendous opportunity that I am grateful to have a hand in shaping."

The site selection process encompassed more than 50 meetings involving the Building Committee, its subcommittees, the DOE, landowners and state regulatory agencies. During the process, members of the Building Committee visited new public school locations in Maine and Massachusetts to gain a sense of recent initiatives and possibilities in public school construction.

In 2016, the Maine DOE announced that Auburn had been approved for a new high school based on an application submitted in 2011. The project will be fully funded by the State of Maine, with the exception of optional items that will be added locally to the project. These local options are yet to be decided, but could include a performing arts center and artificial turf athletic fields.

The next steps are formal approval by the Auburn School Committee in August, followed by a community meeting and “straw poll” to be held Wednesday, September 5 at Auburn Middle School. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with an informational session beginning at 6 p.m. and the straw poll vote to be held at 7 p.m.

The straw poll is a non-binding vote designed to measure the community’s support for the proposed location. Pending Maine Board of Education site approval this fall, a referendum vote will be scheduled for June 2019 for Auburn voters to authorize the project.

Auburn residents can follow the progress of the new ELHS project at www.auburnschl.edu/home/elhs-building-project. The website includes Building Committee agendas, minutes and presentation materials. Building Committee meetings are open to the public and televised on Great Falls TV.

The ELHS Building Committee includes School Committee members Kendall and Bonnie Hayes; ELHS Principal Annear and teacher Brandy McFadden; community representatives Favreau, Jon Bausman, Leonard Kimble and Sue Mercier; and City Council representatives David Young and Holly Lasagna. City Manager Peter Crichton, Superintendent of Schools Grondin and School Business Manager Adam Hanson serve as ad hoc committee members. The Committee has been assisted throughout the process by Mark Lee, Lisa Sawin, Jeff Larimer and Frank Crabtree of Harriman Associates, a full-service architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Auburn.


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