Middleton mulls withdrawing students from Farmington
As a result, members of the Committee to Study the Feasibility of Withdrawal from the Authorized Regional Enrollment Area (AREA) Agreement have refined their draft report, which proposes transferring students in grades 7 to 12 from Farmington to Wolfeboro by 2015 and students in prekindergarten through grade 6 the following year, contingent upon state approval and residents accepting the withdrawal plan and agreeing to build an elementary school.
The committee is required to send its findings to the NH Board of Education by Nov. 26.
School Board members Linda Adamo and Ken Garry and alternate member Selectman Joe Bailey held an informal community discussion Thursday, as there was no quorum.
Last year, local residents voted for the district to study the feasibility of withdrawing as some people raised concerns about the quality of education and the tuition rate to Farmington.
Previously the committee, which is composed of officials from Middleton and Farmington, was considering the feasibility of withdrawing — either partially or entirely — from the existing AREA agreement, which was enacted with Farmington in 1972, and entering a tuition agreement with Gov. Wentworth.
Building an elementary school
Garry said changes in student enrollment numbers, tuition rates and absence of debt makes building a school "a lot more palatable" than in previous years.
On Sept. 11, the School Board voted to establish the committee to explore the idea of building an elementary school in Middleton. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to submit their name to the selectman's secretary at 473-5202 by Oct. 28.
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