LEWISTON – The second-largest city in Maine is considering building the state’s largest elementary school.

The Sun Journal reports that the Lewiston Redistricting Committee is considering a new school of 1,000 to 1,200 students. The decision will ultimately lie with Lewiston voters. The redistricting committee will recommend how big the school will be and what grades the school will house in January.

School Superintendent Bill Webster says the district needs to replace two aging elementary schools. The schools’ combined enrollment is 850 students. The plan would be for students from some or all of four other elementary schools and the intention is also to relieve overcrowding.

The city does not yet have cost estimates for the potential project.