RSU 10 officials hope to receive $500,000 for wellness and fitness center at school planned for Mexico

RUMFORD — Regional School Unit 10 officers hope to obtain $500,000 to go towards a wellness and health middle at a faculty deliberate for Mexico, if funding proposed by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is accredited by Congress.

Superintendent Deb Alden mentioned Monday the district is happy in regards to the doable funding.

The district should elevate $1.1 million for the wellness and health middle mission, Alden mentioned.

RSU 10 officers have additionally utilized for funding by means of U.S. Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-2nd District.

“We have heard that every one of our Legislators really feel it’s a very worthy mission for our group within the western foothills,” Alden mentioned, including district officers hope to safe full funding for the mission by spring of 2023.

If funds are raised for the wellness and health middle, it might be constructed at a brand new faculty deliberate for Mexico.

Students, employees members and members of the general public would use the wellness and health middle, which might reportedly embrace area for group actions, together with smoking cessation lessons and weight reduction assist.

In June, voters in RSU 10 communities accredited a brand new $91.8 million faculty for Mexico and Rumford elementary and center faculty college students.

The new faculty is to serve college students in prekindergarten by means of eighth grade and home Child Development Services, which serves youngsters with disabilities, Alden mentioned in June.

About 98% of the brand new faculty’s price is to be paid with backed bonds from the Maine Department of Education.

The faculty is deliberate for the location of Mountain Valley Middle School at 58 Highland Terrace and Meroby Elementary School at 21 Cross St., each in Mexico. It is to switch these faculties and Rumford Elementary School.

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