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Why is the school being closed?

The closing of a school building by a school administrative unit may only occur under the following conditions pursuant to Title 20-A MRSA §4102:

  1. Replaced by new building.  The school building has been replaced by other school buildings as part of a school construction project that has been approved by the state board or the commissioner in accordance with chapter 609.
  2. Notification:

    A letter to the Commissioner of Education indicating the following:

    • Date and Results of the School Board Vote regarding closing the school
    • Name and location of the school to be closed
    • Name and location of the new building(s) replacing the school
    • Date the school will officially close
  3. Condemned.  The school building has been condemned and ordered closed by local or state officials for health and safety reasons.


  4. Lack of need.  The building has been deemed to be unnecessary or unprofitable to maintain by the governing body of the administrative unit. Before a building may be closed under this subsection, a report shall be filed with the commissioner.
  5. Report Requirements:


Please direct any questions to:

Paula Gravelle

Department of Education
23 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
Phone: (207) 624-6790
Fax: (207) 624-6791