Traip’s ‘Vision for the Future’ praised
By Brian Early
KITTERY — It was nearly six years ago when the town voted on a non-binding resolution put forth by the school superintendent and the School Committee on whether or not to keep the doors to R.W. Traip Academy open or tuition students to other schools.
While the discussion was heated from time to time, including the temporary issuance of a restraining order, when the voters spoke, the results were lopsided: 73 percent of voters in the November 2010 ballot supported keeping Traip open.
Superintendent Allyn Hutton, who the School Committee hired in the midst of the discussion about the future of the school, said the overwhelming support from the community also came with the expectation the educational direction of the school would change.