Maine school consolidation debate heats up
AUGUSTA, Maine: With a little more than month left before Mainers hit the polls to decide on seven ballot measures, the campaign regarding the Maine School District Consolidation Repeal, Question 3 is beginning to ramp up. Opponents of the proposed repeal launched their campaign website this week and can be located here. Opponents argue that the Consolidation law saves taxpayers $36 million a year and creates efficient school system. However, repeal supporters say otherwise. They argue that school consolidation law is causing harm to the school systems. Additionally, they argue that school enrollment is dropping in light of school consolidation efforts.