A group seeking to repeal Maine’s school
consolidation law has filed repeal petitions with the secretary of
Lawrence ":Skip": Greenlaw, who chairs the Maine Coalition to
Save Schools, said the group delivered 61,142 signatures Friday.
That’s 6,055 more than the minimum needed to force a referendum in
November 2009 if the Legislature fails to act.
Greenlaw said the Secretary of State’s Office indicated it would
not review the petitions until January because of the busy election
Critics of school consolidation maintain that the law is not
producing the savings promised by its supporters.