Consolidation law repeal effort gaining support


The Maine Department of Education has gone out of its way to insist that all is well with the current school district consolidation effort. The movement to repeal the bill, though, is spreading. In the past two days, two separate school boards, in South Berwick and in the Camden-Rockport area, have adopted resolutions in support of a repeal.
According to Foster’s Daily Democrat, the SAD 34 board drafted a letter this week advocating for repeal of the law. The Village Soup Times reports that the Five-Town CSD school board voted 9-2 to adopt a resolution in support of the repeal as well.
These developments come on the heals of similar action by the Mount Desert Board of Selectman, and the suggestion from a Cape Elizabeth School Board member that school leaders there tell the state to “Go to Hell
Supporters of the consolidation law, who are getting harder and harder to come by, would love to characterize resistance to the new law as being limited to a few rural parts of the state, but the news suggests otherwise.