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S.A.D. 46 Vote 

(WABI) – Residents in Dexter, Ripley, Exeter, and Garland will vote Tuesday whether to move forward with plans for a new $30,500,000 school.

The new building would consolidate students from the four towns into one, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, facility.

The state will pick up most of the price tag, with taxpayers having to come up with 173-thousand dollars.

A location has already been picked out on the Fern Road in Dexter.

Superintendent Kevin Jordan said the school board’s decision for a consolidated school came from a combination of aging facilities, growing enrollment, and requirements by the state.

The plan also calls for the closing of schools in Garland and Exeter as well as two in Dexter.