School Closure Procedures and Information

A school administrative unit school may close a school building pursuant to Title 20-A MRS §4102 under one of the following three conditions:

  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  The school building has been replaced by other school buildings as part of a school construction project that has been approved by the state board or the commissioner in accordance with Title 20-A MRS Chapter 609.
  2. Condemned.  The school building has been condemned and ordered closed by local or state officials for health and safety reasons.
  3. 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.


Pamela Partridge
School Finance Helpdesk
Phone: 207-624-6625