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SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION
Lack of Need Requirements for:
Cities or Towns with Individual Supervision
Alternative Organizational Structures (AOS)
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Lack of Need Report must be filed with the Commissioner containing the following information:
Before a school board may close a school building pursuant to "Lack of Need", voter approval shall be obtained as follows:
Elementary or Secondary schools in Cities or Towns with Individual Supervision, Alternative Organizational Structures or Unions may be closed without voter approval, unless the school board is presented with a written petition, within 30 days of the board's decision to close the school, by 10% of the number of voters in the school administrative unit who voted at the last gubernatorial election, then a special referendum shall be called pursuant to Title 21-A and Title 30-A, respectively, for cities and towns.
Please direct any questions to:
Department of Education
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