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A unified high school district between Middletown and Newport was among the topics of discussion at Middletown’s Town Council Meeting on Monday.

The discussion was prompted by a communication submitted by Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools.

Mayor Jamie Bova, Councilor Napolitano, and Senator DiPalma were among those who spoke to Middletown Town Council during the nearly two hour portion of the meeting.

Video via Town of Middletown

(Discussion is from approximately 1:07:00 – 2:58:00 )

Town Council Meeting, June 3, 2019 from Town of Middletown on Vimeo.

Here’s what the Superintendent presented to Middletown Town Council;

Ultimately there was a vote taken by Middletown Town Council to continue the discussion to their next meeting in two weeks.

For more on this, visit Newport officials to meet with Middletown Council, hopeful of again initiating high school merger talks

The item is listed under Other Communication as item #18 on this evening’s agenda – Communication of Colleen Burns Jermain, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, City of Newport, re:  Discussion on a unified school district.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place at 7 pm in the Middletown Town Hall at 350 East Main Road.

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