Sebago residents will decide Tuesday whether to begin the process of withdrawing from the Lake Region school district.

A referendum question asks voters if they want to file a petition with the district’s Board of Directors and the state education commissioner, as well as authorize a withdrawal committee to spend up to $25,000.

Voting will take place at the town office on Bridgton Road. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The vote Tuesday is an early step in the withdrawal process. After developing a withdrawal agreement, the town would need to vote again in order to leave the district.

Known as School Administrative District 61, Lake Region has 1,800 students from Bridgton, Casco, Naples and Sebago in its six schools.

Other towns in recent years, including Freeport and Raymond, have voted in favor of pursuing withdrawal from their respective districts but in the end, voted against it.


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