Maine PTA Backs Yes on 3

Yes on 3 has received an important endorsement.  The Maine Parent Teacher Association supports a Yes vote on Question 3 to repeal the current school consolidation law.  The MPTA cites reorganized districts unhappy need the right to leave their unions.  Ed Commissioner Gendron has stated that legislation would be quickly enacted to allow successful RSUs to remain together.  Give RSUs without the power of the larger exempt districts the equal right to choose RSUs with REAL savings under rules that work for everyone.  Vote Yes on 3.  Read the MPTA’s statement after the cut.

Question 3: Citizen Initiative
An Act to Repeal the School District Consolidation Laws
“Do you want to repeal the 2007 law on school district consolidation and restore the laws previously in effect?”
ME PTA supports the repeal of mandated consolidation. Any school administrative units which will be improved by consolidation should be free to do so. Commissioner Gendron has said that if this referendum passes repealing the consolidation law, she will act quickly with the Legislature to enact legislation allowing existing RSU’s to remain consolidated if they wish and, presumably, new RSU’s to form. By the same token, school administrative units for which the currently mandated consolidation won’t work need the right to choose the paths most appropriate for their students and communities.
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