Two Small Area Schools Merge

Two of the smallest schools in the North Country have shared sports teams for the past few years. Next week voters will decide whether to move ahead with a plan to merge their school districts. Westport and Elizabethtown-Lewis each have about 200 students K-12, and face declining enrollment, finances & programs. At community meetings, townspeople & members of a committee that have studied a merger for more than a year have discussed the pros and cons of combining their schools. If approved by voters in straw polls October 9th, a merger vote will be held in December.

Watch the full 2-hour forum held on September 25th in Westport, hosted by Sun Community Newspapers: