Of the 10 Maine schools that have been offered federal money to reform because of persistently low scores, two have said no thanks.
Livermore Falls and Houlton high schools have decided not to apply for the money. Lewiston The other seven schools have not decided.
They are Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Riverton Elementary School in Portland, Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan, Carrabec High School in North Anson, Lake Regional High School in Naples and Madison Area Memorial High School.
Schools made the list if they serve poor students, had low reading and math scores and did not improve those scores at the same rate as others schools in Maine.