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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 ...

  • 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 board votes to close West Harpswell School

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted Thursday night to close the West Harpswell School after the 2009-2010 school year. The vote was 13-1, with Jane Meisenbach casting the dissenting vote. School board members said the decision was...

  • Harpswell residents criticize school consolidation option

    HARPSWELL — There was little support expressed for consolidating the town's two schools Wednesday at a Board of Selectmen public hearing. The meeting followed the completion on Monday of a finding of fact by the Strategic Planning Action Team of School Administrative District 75 ...

  • Topsham selectmen asked to review Harpswell school consolidation

    TOPSHAM — Several residents opposed to the possible closing of the West Harpswell School are asking the Board of Selectmen to "conduct a detailed review" of the proposal. Their letter also asked the board to hold public hearings to discuss the matter – currently being...

  • Correction

    An article in the April 17 edition of The Forecaster about the potential closure of the West Harpswell School should have said the school's projected enrollment, and not the combined enrollment with the Harpswell Islands School, is expected to drop to 55-58 students by 2011.

  • Supt.: Closing Harpswell school minimally lengthens bus routes

    HARPSWELL — If the West Harpswell School is closed, alternate bus routes taking those students to the Harpswell Islands School would take only about five to six minutes longer than the current longest trip, School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said this week. ...

  • Harpswell school consolidation decision delayed

    HARPSWELL — A strategic planning team that is determining the pros and cons of consolidating Harpswell's two elementary schools decided Monday to postpone any consolidation for a year. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors in March approved a planning framework pro...