How is the RSU model working? Support for withdrawal from the RSU is high, but so is the (mistaken) belief that it is “too late”. It is never too late…. As Katahdin communities prepare to fight to save their school, they may ask themselves, “If we save our school, do we want to continue to funnel our tax dollars to fund it through an RSU that wants it shuttered? …or do we want a dedicated Board to set priorities? Do we want to pay the additional costs levied by the RSU in the event of a vote to preserve Katahdin even if it does not, inherently, cost more?”
Can you imagine why any town would want to withdraw from any School Administrative District?
~Unless they wanted to have a say in the way that their tax dollars were spent at the consolidated school.
~Or unless they discovered that sending their kids away to school had destroyed their sense of community.
~Or unless they finally figured out that it would be cheaper and even better for the kids all around if they kept them in schools in their own town.
If you didn’t think about these things — and several other substantial reasons, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a reason any small town would want to withdraw from a SAD. The humble Farmer