Residents of Palermo are in a fight for control of the local school system, whic
Residents of Palermo are in a fight for control of the local school system, which consists of one school with around 150 children in grades K-8. Four members of the five member board have acted recently within the guiding principles of national religious right organizations, by refusing to apply for federal education grants, refusing to bill special education costs through the federal Medicaid system and eliminating sex education and guidance counseling. Voters at town meeting directed the school board to apply for a federal grant, but it refused. A citizens' group has formed to provide checks and balances against school board actions. Details, related article on "The Impact of the New Religious Right on Public Schools," a report by University of Maine Professor William Davis.
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Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "Residents of Palermo are in a fight for control of the local school system, whic" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1939.