It has been brought to our attention that certain town officials on the Katahdin side support further consolidation and therefore oppose withdrawal from RSU 50. They are somewhat separate issues. Towns are free to close Katahdin and enter into agreements with neighboring districts in or out of an RSU. The withdrawal process is lengthy and provides ample opportunity for voters to make an informed final decision.
Voters have the right to expect Town Fathers will honor their directive and move the process onward regardless of their personal biases.
In response to reader questions, initiatives to withdraw from RSU 50 launched by the towns of the former MSAD #25 have not proceeded to Step #2 with the exception of Mt. Chase, which has continued on.
Click below to the Maine Statute governing RSU Withdrawal