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  • Proposed Harpswell panel would scrutinize SAD 75 arguments for closing school

    HARPSWELL — A proposed town committee could review cost savings used to justify the closing of West Harpswell School. In June, the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors

  • Harpswell votes to keep West Harpswell School open

    HARPSWELL — Voters on Tuesday narrowly rejected the school district's proposal to close West Harpswell School. The decision means the town will absorb $219,000 to keep the building open next school year. The town voted 906-827 against the closure, a 4 percent margin that town ...

  • School jobs, programs still on the line despite state revenue gains

    BRUNSWICK — Although more optimistic state revenue projections released last week could save local education jobs, school officials warned that several positions will still have to be cut. Superintendents from the region's three districts responded to Gov. John Baldacci's March 3 ann...

  • Group sues to prevent closing of West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — A group fighting to prevent the closing of West Harpswell School is taking its case to court. Friends for Harpswell Education on Monday filed a lawsuit against state Education Commission Susan Gendron and School Administrative District 75, disputing the district's rationale f...

  • SAD 75 draft budget increases to $36M

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75's current draft budget for fiscal 2010 is nearly $36 million, an increase of more than $18,000 over current budget. Of that amount, the total local contribution for taxpayers stands at about $19 million. Broken down over SAD 75's four t...

  • School consolidation worries Harpswell parents

    HARPSWELL — Parents are expressing concern over the possible closure of West Harpswell School and transfer of its students to the Harpswell Island School.

  • SAD 75, Brunswick eye special ed collaboration

    TOPSHAM — The special education directors of School Administrative District 75 and Brunswick want to combine their programs by 2013.

  • SAD 75: State policy threatens student privacy

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors is criticizing a requirement to report incidences of prohibited student behavior to the state. Directors said they will try to enlist support from other school districts willing to resist providing Augusta with t...

  • SAD 75 officials outline reorganization strategy

    TOPSHAM — Student enrollment in School Administrative District 75 dropped from 3,440 in 2000 to 2,842 last year, and the downward trend is expected to continue with closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station in 2011. In preparing for this scenario, along with decreasing resources in ...