Comments for: Voters agree to bail out Howland-area schools to the tune of $1.1 million

Posted Jan. 25, 2012, at 1:22 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 25, 2012, at 5:45 p.m.

LAGRANGE | Voters from the six towns of SAU 31 agreed during a special referendum Tuesday to assume the burden of a $1.1 million loan needed to save the school unit from a financial crisis caused by leaders’ mismanagement and lack of oversight. Residents of Burlington, Edinburg, Enfield, Howland, …

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  • Guest

    how can you “bail”something out” that your supposed to pay for in the beginning?  Like my wife and I voted to pay off our credit card debt.

  • Anonymous

    It is unfortunate that the FORMER superintendent or acting superintendent and business manager couldn’t be prosecuted for this mismanagement.  I hope their names have been submitted to the State so they won’t get to run any other district.

  • hey-I’m-your-man

    Schools here should be run like they are in Canada _ NO DEBT – period. The school boards in Canada can run no defict. What they bring in and what they spend must be equal when it come to the end of the year. Why don’t we adopt that mantality?

  • Anonymous

    Schools were fine state wide from the time they were built in Maine until the state took them over. Maine doles out the money haphazardly, it is time for the towns and cities to take them back, the grand experiment is over. The state certified the Superintendent who fumbled this.

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