Our Opinion: Too late to change WRHS rules

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With the April 6 vote on building a new Wahconah Regional High School less than one month away, it's quite late in the game for the town of Cummington to request a change in the rules. In a letter to the Central Berkshire Regional School District, the Cummington Select Board argued that the town should not be a part of the building project because it is in the process of leaving the school district (Eagle, March 9). That process began three years ago when the district closed the town's elementary school because of financial considerations, and given the complexity of the withdrawal process, Cummington will not be leaving the CBRSD soon, if ever. The Selectmen proposed that the school district either postpone the April 6 vote, hold the vote and release Cummington from its financial obligations, or explore another funding mechanism that gives small towns more influence in the outcome. Cummington could have raised these points back in 2017 when it approved the feasibility study for the new school. The CBRSD should not follow any of the three recommendations from the Cummington Select Board.


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