School Board Votes to Pursue School Closure: At the School Board Meeting held Monday, Feb. 12, at the Charlotte School, the School Board voted to pursue closing the school following a lengthy public comment session. Board Member Linda Fitzsimmons made the following motion: "The School Board of Charlotte hereby finds that Charlotte Elementary School is unnecessary or unprofitable to maintain within the meaning of Section 4102(3) of Title 20-A of the Maine Revised Staues; authorizes and directs the Superintendent of Schools to file a school closing report with the Commissioner of Education pursuant to Section 4102(3) of Title 20-A of the Maine Revised Statutes; and authorizes the Superintendent of School to close Charlotte Elementary School after the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year." The motion was seconded by School Board Chairperson Janet Moholland with deep regret, and passed 2-1. More details about the process of school closure as outlined in the Maine Revised Statute can be found here:  https://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/20-A/title20-Asec4102.html https://www.maine.gov/doe/index.php/schools/structure/schoolclosure

School Board Votes to Pursue School Closure

At the School Board Meeting held Monday, Feb. 12, at the Charlotte School, the School Board voted to pursue closing the school following a lengthy public comment session.

Board Member Linda Fitzsimmons made the following motion:

“The School Board of Charlotte hereby finds that Charlotte Elementary School is unnecessary or unprofitable to maintain within the meaning of Section 4102(3) of Title 20-A of the Maine Revised Staues; authorizes and directs the Superintendent of Schools to file a school closing report with the Commissioner of Education pursuant to Section 4102(3) of Title 20-A of the Maine Revised Statutes; and authorizes the Superintendent of School to close Charlotte Elementary School after the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year.”

The motion was seconded by School Board Chairperson Janet Moholland with deep regret, and passed 2-1.

More details about the process of school closure as outlined in the Maine Revised Statute can be found here: 

https://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/20-A/title20-Asec4102.html

https://www.maine.gov/doe/index.php/schools/structure/schoolclosure