Act 46 is a far reaching piece of legislation designed to encourage the districts of Cabot, Danville, and Twinfield to explore the potential benefits of unifying their existing governance structures into a single, school board responsible for serving every student in these three school districts. It is a bill whose central goal is improving the educational quality of those schools and to achieve that goal at an affordable and sustainable cost that taxpayers will value.


At the heart of the law are five key goals which the committee saw as essential guides to their work:


·         To provide substantive equity in the quality and variety of educational opportunities statewide.

·         To lead students to achieve or exceed the State’s Educational Quality Standards.

·         To maximize operational efficiencies through increased flexibility to manage, share, and transfer resources, with the goal of increasing the district-level ratio of students to full-time equivalent staff

·         To promote transparency and accountability.

·         To achieve these goals at a cost that parents, voters, and taxpayers value.


Central to the committee’s deliberations concerning any potential plan to unify our current school districts into a single district governed by a single school board representing the sending towns of Cabot, Danville, Marshfield, and Plainfield was one central overriding question:


How would unification benefit our children? Specifically, how would a new, unified district governance structure provide better, more equitable instructional opportunities and better support students to achieve or exceed the State’s Educational Quality Standards?

Clark, P. (2016). K-12 Exploratory Report

School Districts

Currently Active Participants


Minutes and Agendas




Study Committee Members

 Representing Cabot School District

Representing Danville School District
Sharing one position: 

Executive Assistants

Minute Taker
 Representing Twinfield Union School District



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