Addison County Schools Consider Consolidation Plan
Three Addison County schools are considering a consolidation plan that would merge the Leicester, Whiting and Sudbury Country Schools.
Though some parents are opposed to the consolidation plan, others have come to the conclusion that rising heating and energy costs mean that keeping small schools open is simply not cost effective. For example, Leicester has 59 kids, Sudbury has 31 and Whiting has just 27.
Several sites for the consolidation have been proposed, but the most popular plan has been the expansion of the Sudbury Country School. Residents of the three towns affected by this plan will vote in November.