Clarksburg officials start working today toward paving the way to unify elementary schools in Clarksburg and Stamford, Vt., into a single district.

The Berkshire Eagle  reports that the interstate merger committee, comprised of representatives of both communities, meets at Clarksburg Elementary School today from 2 to 6 pm.

The working session will lead to a joint town meeting on May 15th at Clarksburg School, in which the committee will present a “roadmap” of recommendations to both towns.

The towns have three basic options: they can leave things the way they are, merge into a single district but keep the schools completely separate, or realign and combine the schools on a grade level, making one school prekindergarten through second grade and the other third through eighth grade.

Voters in both towns would then need to approve a merger.