Should Maine school districts be closing school buildings?

Posted March 01, 2010, at 4:41 p.m.

Several school districts are considering closing school buildings to meet pending budget shortfalls. Is this the right course of action? What if enrollments rebound in the coming years? Will the quality of education be hurt when students are bussed to schools farther from their homes? Or is this a logical step toward consolidating and saving money?