EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Consolidation between schools here and ones in the Millinocket school district has been a topic of discussion for years. Now with Schenck High School needing slightly more than $2 million in repairs, the issue is once again in the public eye.
This week school leaders in town will once again decide whether to ask voters to back a bond. East Millinocket school superintendent Quenten Clark says roughly $2.1 million is necessary to fix the roof at the high school as well as fix the gymnasium floor at Schenck and make the building more accessible for children with disabilities.
"I wouldn't say that this particular stuff that they're asking voters to vote on is a wish list," Clark said in an interview with NEWS CENTER in early March, "keeping a roof intact if you're going to keep a school here is pretty fundamental to the thing so I don't believe that the current proposal is a wish list at all."