Freeport School Board shoots down consolidation plan


As I related yesterday, the consolidation plan for Freeport, Durham and Pownal has generated opposition among folks in Freeport, who feel as though they are paying too high a share of the cost of the new district and are concerned that the influx of high school students from the other two towns could hurt the academic program at Freeport High School.

Evidently, their concerns were persuasive enough to convince the Freeport school board to vote down the consolidation plan.  This may be a first time that a school board has effectively vetoed a reorganization plan before it has been sent to voters for approval.

Could this be the beginning of a trend?