History of Tri-County
The Tri-County Regional Vocational School District was established by an act of the Massachusetts legislature on September 26, 1973, and subsequently signed by Massachusetts Governor Francis W. Sargent October 4, 1973. This act designated the towns of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Sherborn and Walpole as the original members of the school district to be joined shortly by the towns of Plainville, Seekonk and Wrentham. The school district was established in accordance with Chapter 71 of the General Laws of Massachusetts and as a part of the agreement to establish the district Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School was established under the provisions of Chapter 74 of the General Laws and designated to include courses beyond the secondary school level in accordance with the provisions of Section 37A of Chapter 74.
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School is still housed in the original building which opened in 1977 and remains very much the same today as it was on that opening day. The school was originally built to take advantage of new energy sources such as solar power and had a floor plan that was developed in order to take advantage of energy efficient architecture and design of the time.
In September of 1977 Tri-County opened its doors to a freshman and sophomore class and saw its first graduating class in 1980. In just its third year of operation the school began offering its first postsecondary program in the field of Cosmetology and this program has been in operation ever since. Although many of the vocational and technical programs have changed to meet the changing needs of the local workforce, the general mission of the school has remained the same; to prepare students to enter the workforce as productive employees and citizens....