JAY — Directors of Regional School Unit 73 voted unanimously Thursday night to expel two students indefinitely for disobedient and disorderly conduct.

Board Chairman Robert Staples indicated the expulsions were “for behavior that was deliberately disobedient and disorderly and because expulsion is necessary for the peace and usefulness of the school.”

Superintendent Scott Albert will develop a re-entry plan for each of them.

An executive session with attorney Eric Herlan from Drummond and Woodsum reviewed the student expulsion process. Another closed-door session followed with directors, Herlan, “student X” and the parents/guardians. Spruce Mountain Middle School Principal Caroline Luce and Albert also attended part of the session. The vote to expel the student followed.

A similar procedure was followed for “student Y.”

Director Jodi Cordes of Jay was absent. Student representative Ava Coates did not vote or take part in the executive sessions.

Albert indicated he couldn’t comment on whether the students were referred to Spruce Mountain Adult and Community Education. The expulsions are for an indefinite time.

In other business, directors, who represent Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls, approved the $808 bid from Allen Adams for a bus that doesn’t pass inspection. Albert said two bids were received.

“It’s not worth it for scrapping; we would have to tear (the bus) apart,” Transportation Director Norma Jackman said.

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