Hancock’s RSU Withdrawal Efforts Hit Snag

SULLIVAN — A Hancock committee guiding the town’s possible withdrawal from Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) is awaiting word from the state on a sticking point in the proposed agreement.

Gary Hunt, chairman of the committee, said at an RSU board meeting Dec. 4 that the law requires that a withdrawing municipality without a high school must demonstrate that it has a high school that will take its students for 10 years.

RSU 24 Board members said they could make such a guarantee, but only if Ellsworth High School (EHS) remains in the RSU.

Ellsworth and Lamoine as well as Hancock are working on withdrawal proposals to present to the state and then local residents.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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