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Plan to consolidate Enfield programs this fall denied by CIAC

The town of Enfield, which currently has two high schools, will be closing Fermi High School in two years due to declining enrollment. Beginning in September 2016, high school students in town will attend Enfield High.

Earlier this month, the Enfield Board of Education voted to combine the sports teams from the two schools immediately, beginning in September, to help reduce costs in the 2014-15 school budget. However, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (CIAC) Board of Control unanimously rejected that proposal last week. Get more on this story from the Enfield Source.

Enfield is a member of the North Central Connecticut Conference along with Canton and Avon. Fermi is a member of the Central Connecticut Conference.

If Enfield’s proposal had been allowed, merging the two schools this fall would have created a signification disruption in athletic schedules for both Enfield schools, the two leagues (NCCC, CCC) and the members of those two leagues. Most athletic schedules for the fall are already completed.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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