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Region 6 hearing set on proposed amendment to plan
Litchfield.bz (08-30-19)


The Region 6 Board of Education will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposal to amend the district’s regionalization plan to allow sixth-graders from Warren School, Goshen Center School and James Morris School in Morris to attend a school in the district other than their own elementary school.
 
The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the James M. Eisenhaure Auditorium at Wamogo Regional High School and will give district voters a chance to comment on the proposal they could consider in a referendum.
 
Under the current regionalization plan, no kindergarten through grade 6 students shall be transported from their current local school to a school in another town in the district. The proposal to be considered in the referendum calls for the plan to be amended to read that no kindergarten through grade 5 students shall be transported from their current school to a school in another town in the district.
 
After considering public input, the school board will decide at its Sept. 16 meeting whether the proposed amendment to the regionalization plan should go to a referendum in each town on Nov. 5. Voters in all three towns would have to approve the proposal.
 
If the plan were to be amended, it would potentially allow for sixth-graders to be moved to Wamogo Regional High School and join seventh and eighth-graders in creating a middle school.
 
A middle school of grades 6 through 8 middle was one of the ideas of a district focus group that worked with Superintendent of Schools Christopher Leone during the 2018-19 school year.