Windham to fight forced school merger

This article by Susan Smallheer originally appeared Oct. 18 in the Brattleboro Reformer.

WINDHAM — The tiny town of Windham is fighting the state Board of Education’s decision this week to force a merger with other Windham County schools in the West River valley.

Rep. Carolyn Partridge, D-Windham, chairwoman of the Windham School Board, said the board would hold a special meeting next Monday afternoon to chart its course, which likely will include closing the tiny Windham School, selling the building to the town, and tuitioning its students.

The Windham School currently has 16 students and two teachers, Partridge said, in the K-6 school.

Patridge said there are tentative plans to hold a special town meeting in late November to make those recommendations final.

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