RSU 36 board to review school closing

LIVERMORE FALLS — The superintendent of Regional School Unit 36 will outline the process of closing a school at a board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Central Office.

The Reorganization Planning Committee that put together a plan to merge the Jay School Department and RSU 36 has recommended that Livermore Falls Middle School be closed.

The consolidation plan that will go before voters in Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls on Tuesday does not include that recommendation. If the plan is approved, a new school board will be elected and will decide whether to ask voters in Livermore and Livermore Falls to close the middle school.

If voters approve, students would be sent to Jay Middle School. The RSU 36 Board of Directors also could start the process, which takes about 12 weeks to complete, Superintendent Sue Pratt said.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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Nothing is being said about

Nothing is being said about closing the Liv Falls High school but that was also recommended by the reorganization committee. During the 3 informational meetings all the presenters wanted to do was sugar coat the issues. They didn't want to talk about the disadvantages of the consolidation. Once the Jay taxpayers lose control of all the property we have kept in top condition all these years it will be gone forever. If the Liv Falls high school isn't closed, we will pay to repair all the issues that have been let go for years. Sure Liv Falls might pay the difference to keep it open but does that also include all the repairs that will need to be done? I don't think so. People need to wake up and really look at the whole picture, not just what Dr Wall and Mary Redmond Luce want us to see. This is supposed to save us money to consolidate but Dr Wall admitted at the info meeting in Jay that it would in fact cost us more.

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