LePage intensifies push to cut the number of Maine school superintendents
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage fleshed out his plan to slash the number of school superintendents in Maine with the release Tuesday of a new bill that continues on a path the governor has already laid with an executive order and numerous public statements.
Cutting administrative costs at Maine schools was one of the core topics during a lengthy news conference on education funding Tuesday at the State House. LePage’s staff handed out the new bill, which has not yet been printed by the Legislature’s Revisor of Statutes, near the end of the event.
The proposal would allow for between nine and 12 “Maine School Management Centers” that could share administrative costs, creating a path toward a goal that the Republican governor outlined in January of nudging districts toward school consolidation with incentives, not penalties.
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