This coastal Maine area wants a brand new highschool. The worth could also be too excessive.

A brand new highschool constructing is on the poll within the Boothbay space this November. The worth is the most important downside.

The college district that features Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb, Georgetown and Southport put ahead a referendum to interchange Boothbay Area Excessive College and renovate  Boothbay Area Elementary College at a mixed value of $89 million.

Changing the Chilly Warfare-era highschool could be $60 million of that, and there could be no monetary help from the state. The issues within the Boothbay area are much like these in different elements of Maine. Whereas the constructing is outdated, enrollment has fallen lately. Some suppose the board may have superior cheaper choices.