South Thomaston school board seat remains vacant

By Stephen Betts | Sep 04, 2019
Source: File photo

South Thomaston — Nearly five months after South Thomaston's most recent school board member resigned, the seat remains vacant.

South Thomaston Town Administrator Owen Casas said the Board of Selectmen is frustrated with difficulty of finding a replacement. He said considering that 67 percent of property tax dollars goes to the schools, the town should have someone to represent its interests.

Jason McLean resigned his seat on the Regional School Unit 13 Board in April. McLean had been elected as a write-in candidate at the March 2018 town meeting to a two-year term on the RSU 13 Board, succeeding Jesse Butler.

Richard Harris had stepped forward and was willing to serve, but he was barred by state law because his wife is employed by Regional School Unit 13.

Casas said the town has erected "help wanted" signs around town and contacted the parents' group at the Ash Point Community School in hopes of getting someone interested in serving on the RSU 13 Board.

South Thomaston has one representative on the 10-member board that also covers Rockland, Owls Head, Thomaston and Cushing.

The Select Board has the authority to appoint a replacement until the next regular town meeting in March 2020.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.