TOWNSHEND >> The October meeting for the Act 46 Leland and Gray Towns Study Committee for the towns of Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, Townshend, and Windham is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at Leland & Gray Union Middle & High School. Meetings are held in the school library, and are, by Vermont law, open public meetings.

There are two meetings scheduled for next month, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16.

The proposed agenda for the Oct. 19 meeting includes plans to review and discuss proposed articles for the report with John Everitt, a consultant who has been contracted to work with the group. Through the Vermont School Boards Association, Everitt has worked with several Vermont school districts on governance studies. In prior meetings, the principals of the schools in the four of the five towns made overview presentations to the committee about their schools. At the upcoming meeting, Deborah Leggott, the principal of Townshend Elementary School will present information about the administration, curriculum and activities at that school. The full agenda for the meeting is posted on the Study Committee's blogsite at