Where Lamont may see room to regionalize
The governor has not released a list of towns he would encourage to regionalize, but his proposal targets towns with populations below 10,000; in small districts with fewer than 2,000 students; or with two or fewer elementary schools. There's no official list of how many elementary schools are in each town, so we estimated the number of schools that go up to grade 5 based on this education directory. Towns that don't meet these criteria as well as towns where schools are already partially or fully regionalized are not shaded. [ Correction: An earlier version of this map incorrectly labeled small districts as small towns; Wolcott was incorrectly classified as a small district based on an inaccurate list of small districts provided by the Department of Education. ]
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Sources: DPH population estimates, 2017; CT Department of Education