WELD – Voters here will have a tough decision to make on Tuesday since the MSAD 9 school board has voted to no longer keep the 13-student school open.
Closing the town’s school will mean its kindergarten through sixth-grade students will need to leave town and ride 15 miles to the Wilton schools for their education. Then, at 3 p.m., they’ll ride the return trip home.
If voters want to keep the school open it will mean everyone will need to pitch in a total of $103,000 a year in addition to the $594,610 that the town already pays to educate its 45 K-12 students in MSAD 9 schools. Weld has 1.9 percent of the total students in MSAD 9, but has 8.4 percent of the property valuation of the district.
The written ballot vote will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the town office.