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Aroostook County School Board Votes to Keep Harvest Break 

A school board in Aroostook County has voted to continue the traditional harvest break.

The MSAD 1 board, which covers the Presque Isle area, decided Wednesday night to keep the three-week fall break for now.

They’ll revisit the issue in three years.

The Superintendent’s Office says the vote was 9 to 7 in favor.

Harvest break was designed to give students the chance to help out on local farms.

But only about 13 percent of the kids do that now.

The district held a public hearing on the issue last month.

The board also considered phasing out the harvest break over a three-year period or shortening it to two weeks.