Schools merger committee to vote on whether consolidation moves ahead


A 20-member committee that has been studying whether the school systems in Essex Junction, Essex Town and Westford should merge was scheduled to vote on whether to move forward on the merger plan late Tuesday, after The Essex Reporter’s deadline.

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The July 9 edition of The Essex Reporter will have a full story on the committee’s vote, and information about next steps in the process if the merger plan moves forward. If the committee recommends merging the districts, there will be several public meetings before the merger is put to a community vote.