I used to think the same things about this school, I couldnt wait to send my children here, i actually went here when i was a child. This is not a sepcial education friendly school. They bully parents into their ieps if your child has behaviors they will move him to another school and into the self-contained behavioral classroom before offering any positive behavior interventions. They like one kind of students, the ones that are easy to teach.
As a retired teacher and parent of two students who attended and two grandchildren who are currently attending Consolidated, I have to say I have never seen a more nurturing, professional, optimistic and inclusive school in Maine. Strong leadership, a caring unified staff, and a tone of encouragement and respect pervade all that happens in the classroom and outside. A model community elementary school.