OSCU merger plan goes down in flames

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copyright the Chronicle June 8, 2016

by Elizabeth Trail

Voters soundly rejected on Tuesday a plan for a merger that would have turned the Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) into a unified school district. Only Barton voted in favor of the proposal.

All seven towns within the supervisory union would have had to approve the merger in order for it to happen.
Brownington voted resoundingly, 45-22, against a unified school district. Glover voted 74- 37 against. And Orleans voted 41 to 31 against.

In Barton the vote was 56-35 in favor.

Amy Leroux, chair of the OCSU board and of the study committee, could not be reached by telephone Tuesday night.
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