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Gilbert agreement is both relieving and distressing

The Winsted Journal Editorial

Tuesday night’s announcement that representatives from The Gilbert School and Winchester Public Schools had agreed on the draft agreement of a three-year contract between the semi-private high school and the public school system was relieving on one hand but somewhat distressing on the other.

Gilbert and the municipal school board have agreed that seventh- and eighth-graders will be relocated to Gilbert beginning this fall. The agreement was expected to be ratified Thursday night, and the fact that board members from both sides were able to reach a final accord was good news.

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