WESTMINSTER — The Westminster Select Board has set a special town meeting vote for early January on whether Westminster should get an Act 46 school merger divorce.
On an unanimous vote Wednesday night, the board agreed with a petition drive spearheaded by David Major, the long-time Westminster School Board director, to hold a vote on the 2015 education law. If successful, the Westminster vote would trigger simultaneous votes in Grafton and Athens, setting the stage for another vote by the state Board of Education.
The Westminster special vote was set for Jan. 5, 2021, after Town Manager Russell Hodgkins gave the board the range of dates that were available, with the earliest being Dec. 30, and the latest Jan. 9. The board opted for the first Tuesday after the holiday season.
Act 46 required school districts throughout the state to merge with other districts, the goal being to improve education