Andover and Newry voters go to the polls Wednesday, Sept. 24 to decide separate school withdrawal issues.
For Andover, it’s whether or not to actually withdraw from SAD 44. A 2/3 majority of those voting is required.
For Newry, it’s whether or not to study the option of withdrawal and prepare an educational/financial plan for voters to consider at a future date, at a cost up to $50,000. A simple majority is required.
The question on Andover’s ballot will read:
“Do you favor the withdrawal of the Town of Andover from the Regional School Unit, RSU 44 D/B/A SAD 44, subject to the terms and conditions of the withdrawal agreement dated June 19, 2014?”
Another article asks: “If Article 1 is approved, shall the size of the Andover School Committee be expanded from 3 to 5 members effective on the date of the next annual town meeting?”
Polling hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Hall.
Newry’s ballot asks the following question:
“Do you favor filing a petition for withdrawal with the board of directors of regional school unit MSAD #44 Telstar Regional High School and with the Commissioners of Education, authorizing the withdrawal committee to expend $50,000 and authorizing the municipal officers to issue notes in the name of the Town of Newry or otherwise pledge the credit of the Town of Newry in the amount not to exceed $50,000 for this purpose?”
Polling hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Office.
(Note: The results of the votes will not be available before the Citizen’s press time on Wednesday, Sept. 24. They will be posted on our website at www.bethelcitizen.com.)