JAY — Following a closed door session Monday night, Regional School Unit 73 board of directors voted 7-0 to expel a Spruce Mountain Middle School student.

Directors moved “To expel student Z from school for an indefinite time, until completion of a reentry plan, pursuant to 20-A M.R.S.A. section 1001(9), on the grounds that such an expulsion is necessary for the peace and usefulness of the schools, and to direct the Superintendent to provide the student’s parents written notice of this action and develop a reentry plan for the student as required by law,” according to information provided Tuesday morning by Superintendent Scott Albert.

Directors attending the meeting were Chair Robert Staples, Jodi Cordes and Elaine Fitzgerald, all of Jay; Holly Morris of Livermore; and Robin Beck, Don Emery and Phoebe Pike, all of Livermore Falls, said Laura White, administrative assistant to the superintendent, on Tuesday.

Directors not at the meeting were Lenia Coates of Livermore Falls; Tasha Perkins and Andrew Sylvester, both of Livermore; and Joel Pike, Tina Riley and Chantelle Woodcock, all of Jay; as well as high school student representatives Avery Ryder and Skylar Condon.

RSU 73 includes students from Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls. Elementary, middle and high schools are located in Jay while the primary school is in Livermore.

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