By Paul Schmitt
Luxemburg and Casco voters will be facing two big referendum questions on April 3rd. The Luxemburg-Casco School District will have two questions on the ballot impacting the future of the school. Question one request funding for building additions, remodels, and other improvements at the Primary, Intermediate and High School including a three-station gymnasium. That calls for no more than $15.9 million. The second question, which would not exceed 11.9 million, calls for a new Middle School at the south end of the High School by accommodating the relocation of seventh and eighth grade classes from the existing Casco Middle School and utilizing it as an Alternative High School. Matt Piesler, a member of the “Vote Yes “ committee, says having a brand new Middle School makes long-term sense.
Dave Delain, who served on the Luxemburg-Casco School Board from 2006 to 2015, says he is not against question number one but he does not see a need to move the Middle School.
Delain also cites safety concerns of middle school students crossing County AB in Luxemburg for outdoor activities. The two referendum questions put forward by the Luxemburg-Casco School District requires question one to pass first in order for question two to be relevant. You can watch a 22-minute video presentation on the L-C School referendum with this story below.