This story was in yesterday's Conway Daily Sun. Due to declining enrollments at Kennett Middle School and Josiah Bartlett Elementary School , Josiah Bartlett Elementary School students will be allowed to play seventh- and eighth-grade football and field hockey this fall with Kennett Middle School.
Per the article Principal Voci was quoted as saying "The birth rate in New Hampshire is down; our school enrollment is down — look what has happened here in Bartlett in the last five years. We've gone from 385 kids now down to less than 200. Four years from now, unless things turn around, we'll be at around 150 (students in the K-8 school). We're going to go from 80 kids in the middle school down to 38, this is the tip of the iceberg. We can't offer everything but when the opportunity is right you try to do it and that means sharing resources."