August 17, 2017

Consolidation Committee Meeting Minutes 10-13-2015


Hartford School Board of Director's
Consolidation Committee Meeting Minutes
10-13-2015

Present: Kevin Christie, Peter Merrill, James Vezina, Tom DeBalsi
No visitors

Discussion ensued about the charge of the committee being to review new state legislation of Act 46 and advise and bring considerations to the full board on the ramifications of Act 46 and any possible mergers with neighboring towns.
The map of school districts in the state of Vermont was reviewed and possible merger towns identifed and discussed. Presently the towns of Norwich and Hartland are potential towns to talk to about mergers. Other towns that might be considered are Pomfret, Woodstock, Sharon, Weathersfield, Thetford and Windsor. Any town could be a possible town to have conversations with if they are interested. Some towns have already identified merger partners under Act 46.
Kevin Christie will make contact with the Hartland School Board Chair to set up a meeting and discussion around Act 46. The board representatives will be presenting the benefits of mergers at the Hartford Community Coalition meeting at the VA on October 27th.
A second meeting date was not identified at this time.