Glenburn, Veazie residents vote Tuesday, decide whether to pursue school district secession

By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff
Posted March 26, 2012, at 2:14 p.m.

GLENBURN, Maine — Voters in Veazie and Glenburn will decide during special elections on Tuesday whether they want to continue to explore withdrawing from RSU 26, which their communities share with Orono.

The referendum question in both towns asks residents whether they support a withdrawal petition effort to pull their respective towns out of the school district. A yes vote would call on the towns to give up to $50,000 to a withdrawal committee that would use the funds to cover any legal costs incurred if the withdrawal process moves forward.

If a majority of voters at the March 27 special election favor the withdrawal bid, a committee made up of a town councilor, a member of the withdrawal group, a member of the school board and a member of the public would enter into negotiations with the school board.

After that, the plan that comes out of that committee has to be approved in another election by a two-thirds vote. Then the plan has to be approved by the state Department of Education.

Veazie’s election will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the town office, 1084 Main St.

Glenburn residents may vote between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Glenburn town office, 144 Lakeview Road.

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