Reimagining Education
in the North Country

Introducing the Northern Borders Interstate School District

Exploring the pros and cons of creating an interstate school district

Providing more offerings for students at a reasonable cost to the taxpayers

Revitalizing the North Country region for all of our residents

Over the past two years, the school boards, superintendents and representatives from the communities of NEK Choice & Canaan, Vermont; and the New Hampshire communities of Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Pittsburg and Stewartstown have been meeting regularly to research and develop a concept model that would provide more educational offerings for students at a reasonable cost to the taxpayers. Click here to learn more about our background, efforts and discussions.

As a result of these meetings, the CRCPC was established in 2019 to investigate the pros and cons of creating an Interstate School District committed to improving education in the North Country. A stronger Career Technical Education (CTE) program, extensive dual enrollment college courses, increased foreign language offerings, and a larger variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related options were all seen as necessary and important to help students be successful in whatever path they choose beyond high school. Click here to learn more about what we are proposing.

By combining our strengths, we can increase the options and avenues available to students to explore their interests, achieve their goals, and realize their dreams.

While the primary focus of our vision is on the education of students, there is also the underlying belief that a unified educational system will not only be a strong partner in the revitalization of this beautiful region; but will also help us attract and retain young people by creating jobs and opportunities. Click here to learn more about the benefits of merging districts.

The goal of this website is to provide families, taxpayers, and other stakeholders with information on how we arrived at this place in time; the options we are looking at to address the challenges we face; the pros and cons of creating a merged interstate school district; and our recommendations for moving forward. Click here to learn more about our ‘next steps.’

If you have questions or concerns that aren’t addressed here, please contact us.

Students from SAU7 and ENSU

What Do Our Students Think?


"It's a great opportunity to bring
a community together."


Canaan High School


"It allowed me to make new friends, meet new people, and socially expand."


Canaan High School

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