There’s talk again of course-sharing between Litchfield High School and Wamogo as a way to address rising education costs and shrinking enrollment.
Litchfield’s Board of Education has established an ad hoc advisory committee to address potential collaboration with Wamogo and other neighboring school districts. The committee met for the first time on Tuesday and plans to meet once a month.
School board member John Morosani is the chairman of the committee. Joining Morosani on the panel are Superintendent of Schools Sherri Turner, school board Chairman Gayle Carr, the school board’s director of business operations David Fiorillo, and resident Jodi Tenney, an educator in Region 10.
Turner and Litchfield High Principal Kristen Della Volpe have discussed collaboration on courses with Wamogo administrators and are due to resume the discussion next week, according to Turner.
Adjusting schedules at Litchfield High and Wamogo to accommodate shared courses would be an obstacle that would have to be overcome, as would student transportation between the schools.
Litchfield and Wamogo employed a successful course-sharing program in the 1980s and early 1990s before scheduling changes brought an end to it.