State OKs Middleton’s plan to withdraw from Farmington schools
In March, Middleton residents must decide whether to agree to withdraw from Farmington schools, approve a tuition agreement with the Governor Wentworth Regional School District in Wolfeboro and have 60 percent of residents vote in favor of a $6.5 million bond to build a school in town.
“The withdrawal would be moot if the voters don’t approve (all articles),” Leather said.While it’s possible someone could ask the state board to reconsider, Leather said the decision will probably stand as officials considered the matter Dec. 19, asked for more information from Middleton and Farmington and met again Tuesday.
After studying the issue for the past six months, Middleton officials proposed a phased withdrawal from Farmington. As a result, Grades 7-12 would attend Governor Wentworth after July 1, 2015. The remaining students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 6 would move into the new school the following year under the plan.
In October, school officials formed a building committee to study the feasibility of building a school on a 55-acre parcel owned by the district in town. The committee will present residents with their findings at the next annual school district meeting in February.
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