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Districts considering consolidation study

Feb 16, 2012 12:03 am
William J. Kemble reported in the Daily Freeman the Red Hook and Germantown school districts are contemplating a study to determine if services can be shared. Consolidation is under consideration primarily for economic reasons, Red Hook Superintendent Paul Finch said at a recent Board of Education meeting. Finch said Red Hook was approached by Germantown Superintendent Patrick Gabriel and asked to join in a state Department of State consolidation grant application. Red Hook is also looking at exploring options with other districts, including Pine Plains and Rhinebeck. In 2009-10, Germantown reported a K-12 enrollment of 611 students, Red Hook's enrollment during the same period was 2,231. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.