The White Mountains Regional School District’s apportionment study committee will look at how other cooperative school districts split the cost of education

 The White Mountains Regional School District’s apportionment study committee will look at how other cooperative school districts split the cost of education. Chair Kristin Van Bergen-Buteau on May 25 suggested the committee search the state for a solution to WMRSD’s funding agreement woes. As a first step, they will check out the neighboring Gorham Randolph Shelburne Cooperative School District, which uses different apportionment formulas for different purposes. The committee was formed in response to Carroll, which believes it pays too much into the five-town school district. They want the 59-year-old apportionment formula changed from 60/40 (enrollment/valuation) to 80/20 to de-emphasize property values and save the town approximately $1 million per year.

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