The residents of Moretown, a Washington County town south of Waterbury, are learning the fine print of the ‘school choice’ law, Act 46: local permission to close the school is not required.
"Moretown Elementary is one of Harwood Unified Union School District's eight schools unified under Act 46. The school board's proposal means fifth- and sixth-graders at the school will either go to Crossett Brook Middle School or another local school. But some Moretown residents say the board's actions violate their constitutional rights. "It feels like they're forcing our hand. They're making moves that make it so that we really don't have the option to stay curious, make the plan, see if it's the best plan," said Lisa Mason of Moretown.
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