The Trumbull County Board of Education formed a new school district, the Bloomfield - Mespo Local School district, out of the county's two northwestern townships. The county's action became official on May 30, 1968. The consolidation eliminated one of Ohio's few school districts, Mesopotamia, which did not have all 12 grades. Mesopotamia, at the time, had Kindergarten through 8th grade. County Superintendent of Schools, F.B. Louys, said the County Board of Education moved to consolidate the two school districts to conform to an Ohio law passed in 1965 required all school districts to have all 12 grades by July 1, 1968. Mesopotamia had been sending most of its high school students to Bloomfield since 1950 when the Mesopotamia High School was disbanded because of low enrollment. Therefore, be it known that Bloomfield - Mespo Local School District was legally established on May 30, 1968.