Schools in Northern Vt., N.H. Hope To Have Merger Plans Done By Spring
Schools in northeastern Vermont and northern New Hampshire are finalizing plans to create what organizers hope will become the third interstate school district between the two states.
A committee of educators from Canaan, Vermont, and Colebrook, New Hampshire, has been working for two years on the plan that would help both communities deal with dwindling student-age populations and a lack of resources by joining forces and creating a single district from communities on both sides of the Connecticut River.
The proposed district now has a name, the Northern Borders Interstate School District.
If officials in the two states approve, the proposal could be before voters later this year.