Orland Residents Vote to Shut Down School

Updated 3 years ago

Residents in Orland have voted to shut down the town’s consolidated school.A special election took place last night.4-hundred and sixty nine voted yes and 2-hundred and eighty one voted not to send students to another town.Superintendent Jim Boothby says closing the school will save 329-thousand dollars a year. “Now we have benefits that come out of this that we’re going to have a lot more programs centralized, be more efficient as an education system and students will be receiving quality education programs,” he said.The one hundred students who currently attend the school will be moved to schools in Buckport, beginning next school year.Pre-K, K and First Grade students will go to the Jewett School, while students in Grades 2 through 4 will go to the Miles Lane School.Faculty and staff members will also be reassigned.


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