READING – On Tuesday, Reading voters decided to join a new regional school district that nearby towns approved earlier this year under the state’s controversial education reform law, Act 46.
Tuesday’s vote was 135-90 in favor. It was the third time this year that voters in Reading have headed to the polls to consider joining the new district, which is called the Windsor Central Modified Unified
Union District, as part of a local Act 46 plan.
Voters in Woodstock, Pomfret, Bridgewater, Killington and Plymouth have all voted to join the district.
In March, Reading and Barnard each rejected the original Act 46 merger plan proposed by a local Act 46 Committee.