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2020 School Unification Citizens Referendum

Middletown Registered Voters 

Please sign the Petition!

1,200 signatures by April 1, 2020


We the undersigned voters request the Middletown Town Council, under Section 402 of the Middletown Town Charter, 

to adopt the following ordinance:



We, the undersigned voters, pursuant to Section 402 of the Middletown Town Charter, request the Town Council adopt the attached ordinance regarding the study and establishment of a regional school district.

*See details on the back of this download page - the proposed ordinance  to be presented to the Middletown Town Council Approval of School District Regionalization would require a 

Special Election in November 2021.

Download Petition > CLICK HERE < PDF

Show your SUPPORT

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 What You Can Do to Help:  

*Even if you signed the petition we circulated in the FALL of 2019  - we need you to SIGN the new 2020 petition! 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help us CANVAS neighborhoods. We will provide you with all the materials you need to go door to door including voter lists, clipboard, petition, door hangers, tri-folds, FAQ's etc.  JOIN US! 

We ask you to join us by signing the new 2020 petition to the Middletown Council asking for a reconsideration of their short-sighted decision.  

The Schedule:


  •  Submit signatures on April 1st.
  • Barbara VonVillas, Advisor to CESU will submit the ordinance for First reading June 1, 2020 – Second reading June 15, 2020.
  • July 6, 2020, the Middletown Town Council can authorize submission to Secretary of State for the ballot.
  • Barbara VonVillas, Advisor to CESU will then schedule the Canvassing meeting.
  • The question deadline to the Secretary of State is August 5, 2020.



 As a grass-roots group formed to promote discussion of school consolidation. 

We are:

· Asking for your input

· And your support

· Working to explore unification issues

· Working to develop the political will to confront the realities of old schools with declining school populations

· Vote his conscience as he represents YOU

· We may not always agree, but we can work together to craft common sense solutions to our common problems