On Tuesday, July 25, Reading voters approved a measure to join a new regional school district that nearby towns approved in March under Act 46, the state’s education reform law. Reading will now join, the Windsor Central Modified Unified District includes Woodstock, Pomfret, Bridgewater, Killington and Plymouth, all of which have voted in favor of forming the district.
Reading voters cast 135 “yes” votes and 90 “no.” One ballot was spoiled.
In March, Reading and Barnard each rejected the original merger plan proposed by a study committee. In May, Reading passed a reconsideration vote that reversed the March decision. This vote affirmed that consideration.