Region One Schools
Located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, Region One is composed of the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, and Sharon. Approximately 15,000 people live in the region's 275 square miles, and it has comparatively little industry. Citizens of the towns that make up the region pursue a variety of occupations including farming, financial, legal, and academic pursuits. Service occupations dominate the economy of the area. Health care facilities include a hospital and several nursing home establishments. Only small town shopping facilities are within the area, with large centers within reasonable driving distance.
Each of the six towns is its own district and has a PK-8 elementary school governed by an autonomous board of education. Housatonic Valley Regional High School is governed by the Region One Board of Education. The Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Business Manager, Director of Pupil Services, and Supervisor of Special Education provide educational leadership for all seven school districts.
While the setting of Region One is rural, there exists among the residents a considerable degree of sophistication, a high interest in education and an outstanding awareness of the importance of the arts and humanities.