Cherryfield to Vote on New School Board in Wake of Withdrawal

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 year ago

Folks in Cherryfield will pick a new school board next week after approving a plan to break away from SAD 37. Last week, voters overwhelming supported the withdrawal, by a vote of 259 to 38.The head of the withdrawal committee says the school district had tried for the last eight years to close the only school in Cherryfield.Town voters rejected that. They paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep the school open even when the district voted twice to shut the doors.The town will approve five school board members next Wednesday.They’ve already hired an interim superintendent.We’re told taxpayers are expected to contribute about half of the $1.4 millon school budget. The rest comes from the state. That’s a savings for residents of about $130,000 over last year.


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