RSU 25 School Board to Set Vote to Close Orland Consolidated 

Catherine Pegram

School board leaders in RSU 25 will take another step in the plan to close the Orland Consolidated School.They’re holding a special meeting Thursday night to set the date for a referendum vote. That will give the public a chance to weigh in on the idea. Last month, the board voted unanimously in favor of shutting down the school. Superintendent Jim Boothby says closing the doors would save $329,000 a year. He says the public vote is expected to be scheduled for May 9th.