MSAD 54 Building Project


Upcoming Building Project Meetings:

June 25, 2021 - DOE Construction Committee, 1:00pm. For info visit:
July 14, 2021 - State Board of Education Meeting, 1:00pm. For info visit:
September 22, 2021 - Building Committee Meeting, 6:00pm at the Skowhegan Area Middle School. View agenda »

Upcoming MSAD54 Public Meetings 

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State Funded Elementary Building Project

Thursday September 30, 2021 
6:00pm @ Canaan Elementary School Gym

Public meeting on MSAD 54's Building Project and the impact to Canaan Elementary School
The goal of this public meeting is to inform and engage community stakeholders regarding MSAD 54's state funded building project and to answer questions about the impact the project will have on the Canaan Elementary School, including the removal of portables and adjustment of the building composition to a Pre-K through Grade 2 school.  

Thursday October 14, 2021 
6:00pm @ Skowhegan Area High School Auditorium

Public meeting on MSAD 54's Building Project with Architects Stephen Blatt and Doug Breer  


Thursday October 28, 2021 
6:00pm on Zoom (
Public meeting on MSAD 54's Building Project with Architects Stephen Blatt and Doug Breer
The goal of these public meetings is to inform and engage stakeholders early in the design phase of the new state-funded elementary school project. This is an opportunity for members of the public to offer insight and ideas, and to identify community priorities. This public input and community involvement is essential to a successful, collaborative design process, and the creation of a wonderful new school facility.

July 14, 2021

Building Project Wins Approval by State Board of Education

MSAD 54 Superintendent Jonathan Moody met with the State Board of Education on July 14th. The committee unanimously supported approval of the Margaret Chase Smith Site for MSAD 54's building project and approved the process to move forward. For a complete view of the DOE building process visit:

For agenda and minutes visit:…

DOE Exhibit:…

The next MSAD 54 Building Committee meeting is slated for August 18th, at 6:00 in the SAMS Cafeteria.

June 26, 2021

DOE Construction Committee Supports Margaret Chase Smith Site for MSAD 54's State Funded Building Project

MSAD 54 Superintendent Jonathan Moody and Support Services Manager David Leavitt were joined by engineer Andy Johnston of Atlantic Resource Consultants, and Architect Pat Carroll of Carroll Associates Landscape Architects in a meeting with the State School Construction Committee. The team presented MSAD 54's project and answered questions from the committee. The Committee unanimously supported the MSAD 54 Project Site Selection of the Margaret Chase Smith School site and commended the district for their work. The next step in the process is to meet with the State Board of Education on July 14th.

For full committee minutes visit:

DOE Exhibit:…


Date: Monday, May 10th
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Margaret Chase Smith School Gymnasium

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 922 7971 1867
Passcode: 636882

This is an in-person meeting, but will include a Zoom option to be posted to the district website prior to the meeting on May 10th. 

In 2019, the state released an updated major capital school construction priority list. Of the 74 schools rated by the state, MSAD 54 had 5 schools identified:

  • North Elementary (#2)
  • Bloomfield Elementary (#23)
  • Canaan Elementary (#24)
  • Skowhegan Area High School/Somerset Career & Technical Center (#31)
  • Margaret Chase Smith School (#45)

The MSAD 54 Building Committee has followed the recommendation from Steven Blatt Architects and the state in pursuing a consolidated elementary school that will address the needs of the district for many years to come. This meeting will answer questions about the site selection process, including questions about the MCSS site. Future meetings in the fall and winter of 2021/2022 will focus on academics and programming.

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Skowhegan Planning Board Presentation 5/4/2021