By Tim Kowols
Luxemburg-Casco School District is working on balancing the new needs of the community with a promise made almost 50 years ago. In addition to exploring a referendum, community members have requested that seventh and eighth graders be moved from the district’s middle school in Casco to buildings in Luxemburg. Complicating the move was an agreement made that the Casco school would never close before the two districts merged in 1968. District superintendent Glen Schlender says he has talked to many local businesses, educational institutions, and other stakeholders about the possibilities for the building.
Some of the ideas discussed at a meeting held in February included high school and post-secondary education opportunities, research spaces, community-focused facilities and business incubators. Schlender hopes to have a timeline for potential changes available in time for the district’s community conversation sessions in May.