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Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Charlie Mitchell



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FIVE-TOWN VOTERS will decide a bond that would relocate and renovate the Mount Abraham library/learning center. A public information meeting on the $29.5 million bond will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

BRISTOL — In 15 years, the student population at Mount Abraham Union High School has dropped 33 percent, from almost 1,000 students to 639. That drop in student numbers is part of the reason that the per capita cost of education per pupil has risen so dramatically over that same period.

Will that trend continue? Not necessarily, but the jury is out.

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