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Study: Interstate School Merger Beneficial But 'Untenable' With COVID-19

The report by Public Consulting Group looks at a broad range of factors and challenges in such a merger and comes to the conclusion it can be beneficial to both towns if "done thoughtfully."

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Clarksburg, Stamford Officials Holding School Merger Update

The Interstate Merger Committee and Clarksburg and Stamford, Vt., officials will hold an update Thursday at 6 p.m. on the proposed school merger.

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Clarksburg Officials Feel More Discussion Needed on Merger

The Interstate Merger Committee has hired Public Consulting Group to lead it through the next steps toward a merger between Clarksburg and Stamford (Vt.) Schools.

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Clarksburg/Stamford Merger Committee to Select Coordinator

The coordinator will dig into the details of what would have to happen for the two schools to merge, including educational standards, teacher contracts and licensure, transportation, education funding and state and congressional approvals.

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Clarksburg/Stamford Seeking Coordinator for Merger Planning

One of those recommendations was hiring someone to drive the next phase in the merger that both communities approved at special town meetings earlier this summer.

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Vt., Mass. Merger Committee Begins Planning Next Steps

For the committee on Monday night, the goal was to craft a request for proposals for a part-time consultant to work over the next seven months.

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Clarksburg Town Meeting OKs Further School Merger Study

Of the 78 voters who attended the special town meeting at Clarksburg School, only about a half-dozen voted against further research on the merger.

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Clarksburg Sets Vote for School Merger Proposal

The Select Board on Wednesday afternoon set the date for a special town meeting to vote on the next steps toward a school district merger with Stamford, Vt. The special town meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School.

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Stamford Votes to Continue School Merger Process

Stamford voters on Monday gave the go-ahead to continue down the path toward a potential school district merger with Clarksburg, Mass.

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Clarksburg/Stamford Merger Study Presented on Wednesday

Public Consulting Group, hired earlier this year, will present the opportunities and challenges to such a merger on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School.

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Clarksburg/Stamford School Merger Committee Reviews Draft Study

A full presentation of the findings will be made in Clarksburg on May 15 at 6:30 p.m.; the committee and stakeholders will meet with PCG representatives next week for a four-hour workshop to go through the findings and prepare for the May meeting.

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Presentation on Interstate School District Study Expected in May

Should the towns pursue a joining, it would likely happen no earlier than 2021 because any collaboration will require both state legislative and congressional approval.

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Community Forum Set for Clarksburg/Stamford School Merger Study

Representatives from Public Consulting Group of Boston will be on hand to walk attendees through the timeline for the feasibility study on creating an interstate school district.

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Stamford/Clarksburg Merger Consultants Plan Public Meeting

Public Consulting Group will hold its first public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School for both towns and will set a series of meeting with focus groups.

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Stamford-Clarksburg School Merger Effort Selects Consultant

The Interstate School District Committee on Monday voted unanimously to recommend Public Consulting Group of Boston to do the legwork on plans to create the groundbreaking interstate school district.

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