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March 12. 2014 9:32PM

Voters OK Middleton
students at Kingswood

WOLFEBORO— Voters throughout the six-town Governor Wentworth Regional School District overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to approve an article that would enable students from Middleton to attend Kingswood high and middle schools.
According to the district, the towns voted 3,033 to 790 for Warrant Article 4, which allows the school board to enter into a 10-year tuition agreement with the Middleton School District beginning July 1, 2015.
The vote by town was: Brookfield, 168 yes, 57 no; Effingham, 227 yes, 91 no; New Durham, 385 yes, 129 no; Ossipee, 361 yes, 145 no; Tuftonboro, 569 yes, 121 no; and Wolfeboro, 1,323 yes, 247 no.
Under the approved agreement, 130 Middleton students from grades 7 through 12 would transfer to the newly built and well-appointed Kingswood Regional High School complex.
Under the agreement, Middleton is responsible for providing and paying for transportation of its own pupils. All special education expenses for Middleton pupils beyond those offered within the regular school program are not included in the tuition charges and will be paid by Middleton. And, no current or future facility expansion shall be required as a result of this agreement.
Either district may terminate the agreement, which would begin in September 2015, providedadvance notice is given.


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