During the fall of 2020, both the Litchfield Board of Education and Regional School District No. 6 Board of Education separately and unanimously approved the creation of “Work Group(s) on Collaboration.” The goal of each respective group was to further explore the potential for collaboration, consolidation, and potential merger of two districts that have historically stood within miles of each other.
On Saturday, June 19th, the recommendation was presented at a joint meeting of the Litchfield Board of Education and Regional School District No 6 Board of Education. A copy of the presentation can be found here (Workgroup on Collaboration Presentation). Additionally, there is a full copy of the document and appendix (Workgroup Book 1, Workgroup Book 2).
Following the presentation of the recommendation, there will be discussions by both Boards of Education in July with the potential of a public hearing in late August. As with everything done by the district, this is a process and requires your input and participation.
After nearly 70 years, my hope is that the residents of four great communities will finally have a say in the future of collaboration.
In the coming weeks, I will update all on future meetings.
My best to everyone for the start of summer.