School's Future

A Vermont town is holding a meeting to discuss the future of a now-vacant school.

Options for the Perkinsville School include stabilizing a portion built in 1879 and demolishing additions, and rehabilitating one addition for lease to a private school.

The Eagle Times reports the costs for the proposals range from $570,000 to $1.35 million.

The Weathersfield Selectboard is hosting the meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney. It has to decide on a proposal by Oct. 1 so residents can vote on it on Nov. 6.

Voters in a Vermont community will face ballot questions on whether a public elementary school should be closed and re-opened as an independent school.

Residents will decide the fate of the North Bennington Graded School on Oct. 23.

The Bennington Banner reports if both articles pass during the special vote, the last step will be for the state Board of Education to approve an application from the proposed independent Village School of North Bennington.

The state board has agreed to take up the application in November.