Gilford Butler School Futures Committee is a group of seven volunteers appointed by the Select Board of South Thomaston.  The committee has been meeting regularly since July 19, 2018.  Our mission is to openly discuss options for the future of the school property and to identify and present the financial cost, conceptual community benefits, and possible fundraising options for each of these options to the Select Board and the Residents of South Thomaston.  Our goal is to have a final recommendation to the Select Board in the early Fall of 2019, prior to the March 2020 Town Meeting.  We have been very busy gathering resident surveys, building condition reports, exploring other area projects, gathering estimates and funding options, and have had 2 public input meetings to date.  Our members are:  Chair:  John Spear, Vice-Chair:  Jeffrey Northgraves, Sandy Weisman, Pennie Alley, Ervin Curtis, Sandy Retzlaff, and Merle Rockwell.  Past members are Chief Bryan Calderwood and Eileen Skarka.

The Gilford Butler Futures Committee has worked hard to solicit input from the community so that they can offer thoughtful recommendations to the Select Board. Their report covers the ideas they considered, work they did, process they followed, recommendations to the Select Board and much more.

The Final Report can be found here:

Gilford Butler Committee Final Report

A Cost Comparison of New Construction vs Renovation can be found here:

Cost Financing Comparison GBFS

John Hansen Architectural Reports 

Gilford Butler School Alternatives Final

Gilford Butler School Structural Analysis

GBS Structure Analysis