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Lubec School Board Votes to Close High School 

Catherine Pegram

School board members in Lubec have chosen to close the town’s high school and are giving voters a chance to weigh in on that decision. The board approved a plan last night to shut down Lubec High School because of a massive drop in state funding. Superintendent Brian Carpenter says the district’s expected to receive $29,000 this fall – a cut of nearly $600,000 dollars. Up to seven people would lose their jobs.An informational meeting about closing the school is set for June 16th.A vote will be held on June 23rd. Carpenter says if the community decides to keep the high school open, it will be up to taxpayers to cover the costs.