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Enfield to Decide on Future of Enrico Fermi High

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    Enfield to Decide on Future of Enrico Fermi High
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    Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield

    Enfield residents will get two chances this month to voice their opinions on the future of Enrico Fermi High School.

    After this school year, Fermi will close and students there will merge with students at Enfield High School.

    A public meeting will be held at Henry Barnard School on Wednesday as well as a second meeting on February 24th, both at 7 p.m.

    The high school is located on North Maple Street and has existed since the 1960’s.

    The merger next fall is part of the town’s school consolidation plan.

    Superintendent of Enfield Public Schools, Jeffrey Schumann, told NBC Connecticut the decision is ultimately up to the board.

    “The board of education will make a final decision on March 8, whether or not they will continue to use the Fermi High School building. Regardless of their decision, Enfield High School will use the Fermi athletic facility for Enfield High School’s athletic programs,” Schumann said.

    Residents shared their ideas of what they would like to see in placed of the building.

    “Anything which could generate you know traffic that goes into the town, the town can make money that is good for anyone,” Syed Hashmi said.

    “Maybe make it a branch of Asnuntuck and expand the college,” Jim Verdina said.

    “A middle school would be real good because we only have one middle school in the town of Enfield and there’s a lot of kids coming that are going to need somewhere to go and there’s just nowhere else to go right now,” Donna Trowbridge said.