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School Consolidation 

On Monday, Senator Libby Mitchell presented a revised proposal.

The plan outlines when school districts will be subjected to consolidation, the number and size of the proposed districts, as well as how the districts will be governed.

A committee formed to oversee education restructuring in Maine would like to see all school districts vote on consolidation next January and implement the plan by July of next year.

The size of each district is based on population with districts ranging from 1200 students to 2500.

Under the new proposal each school administrative district will be governed by an executive board assisted by local school communities.

The legislature’s education committee is looking over the proposal.

Senator Mitchell says a final proposal could go to the appropriations committee for vote as early as the end of the week.