Charlestown gets OK for vote to leave school district
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The state Board of Education is allowing the town go forward with a vote to possibly leave the Fall Mountain Regional School District.
“We can do better on our own,” said Albert St. Pierre, a Charlestown selectman and a member of the committee that drafted the exit plan approved Thursday by the state board.
Fall Mountain, composed of Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Langdon, and Walpole, has been in existence since 1966, and over the years Charleston has taken on the bulk of the financial responsibility for the district. The town of about 5,000 residents now has an education tax rate of $24.02 per thousand in valuation.