Letter: Keep North Yarmouth in SAD 51

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As I watch my 1-year-old teeter around our home I feel as though the carpet is being ripped from under her tiny feet.

With the referendum to leave School Administrative District 51 less than two months away, I worry about the future of my daughter’s education. I am concerned that North Yarmouth’s community appeal will diminish greatly without a strong school district. As that appeal sunsets, I worry the result will be a corresponding decline in my property value. I now sense that my family is not welcomed here by everyone, as if we are the growth that petitioners are attempting to curb.

Reduced taxes would be appealing; however, abandoning SAD 51 may ultimately cost more money. Attempting to gain financially by curbing the growth of our town strikes me as flawed. And improving education by starting from ground zero seems devoid of reason. We will vote no to withdrawal.

Ben Enos
North Yarmouth