Students in the RSU 19 School District will have to learn with fewer resources for the rest of the school year. â€¨The proposed $3.6 million loan to help restore and repay some of the districts debt, failed by 353 votes.â€¨â€¨ A parent of five children in RSU 19, Kelly Monk, said “It’s sad because it’s affecting the kids and it was not their fault.”â€¨â€¨Superintendent Gregory Potter said cuts are effective immediately, including the elimination of all JV and Middle school sports, after school bus programs, and six staff members will lose their jobs. â€¨â€¨Potter said, “I think there’s a strong sentiment that the district needs to be held accountable for what occurred and I believe it is. All we can do at this point is continue to work.”â€¨â€¨One Palmyra resident, who voted “no” for the proposed loan, blames the deficit on the former superintendent. Faylene Webster, member of a committee against the loan, said “For them to blatantly come out and ask taxpayers for a $3.6 million loan, when if they were doing their homework right, this wouldn’t have happened.”â€¨â€¨Parents said it’s not only hurting the kids, but the community as a whole. Jim Ivory said, “Nobody’s going to want to move here. What’s going to draw people to the community? The defunct school system?”â€¨â€¨The superintendent said they will cut $1.6 million during the remainder of the school year, and that has people looking at other options. â€¨â€¨”Iâ€™ve also explored other avenues as far as transferring kids to other area schoolsâ€ said Monk. â€¨â€¨For a full list of proposed cuts, visit rsu19.org.