Scarborough residents vote to recall 3 Board of Education members

Voter turnout in the town of Scarborough is extremely high, especially given the odd time for an election, and has been steady for most of the day. (WGME)

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) — Residents in Scarborough voted to recall three Board of Education members Tuesday.

According to the town’s unofficial results, more than 4,500 votes were cast in the recall election.

Residents voted at a rate of about three to one to recall Donna Beely, Cari Lyford, and Jodi Shea.

This all comes back to the forced resignation of Scarborough High School Principal David Creech.

People who wanted them out of office, say these board members sided with the superintendent on not allowing Creech to keep his job and on issues like changing school start times.

It will be up to the Board of Education and the Scarborough Town Council to decide whether to set a special election or wait until the November election to have another vote.

Scarborough Superintendent Julie Kukenberger issued a statement to CBS 13 on the recall election:

“It’s time for us to come together as one town, one community to move forward. There’s much to be done—not the least of which is to celebrate our graduating seniors, pass a school budget, and work closely with our staff to ensure that their voices are included in our decisions and planning as we work to move forward together as a community.”

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