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The college had recently moved to electronic transcripts and hired Campus Cafe, a Massachusetts software and information management company that caters to small colleges, to process the transcripts. Campus Cafe has not been paid since last February.
Editor’s note: This article by Chris Mays was first published in the Brattleboro Reformer. BRATTLEBORO — Town Meeting representatives and residents are invited to take a last look at articles of agreement for a potential merger with school districts within the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union. “This will be the final presentation of the proposed articles […]
School districts across Vermont are studying whether to merge with neighbors as part of a state education law. The process can be a huge challenge.
Both sides moved closer on their offers during a Wednesday mediation session, according to the school board.
Thirty days after the fact-finding report is delivered to the two sides, the board will have the option to impose contract terms, and teachers will have the option to strike in response.
Some are questioning whether the Burlington School District would be in compliance with educational standards after planned reductions in librarian positions.
While school district mergers have been controversial, 55 towns have already approved new school governance plans. VTDigger maps the new districts.
“We are hoping the (State Board of Education) will reject the proposal and send it back, and we hope the committee will reconvene and pursue a couple of different options,” wrote three study committee members in Addison Northeast.
The State Board of Education’s letter says the government has gone too far with new rules that don’t comply with law’s intent, and adds that the rulemaking panel didn’t represent largely rural states like Vermont.
Act 46 and school choice concerns are driving Vernon’s push to withdraw from the regional Brattleboro Union High School District. But the other four district towns would need to approve its departure.
The state is above the national median on wages for child care workers and early educators, according to a national review, but the report argues that Vermont hasn’t made enough progress on wages and policies.
The magazine highlights challenges the school has faced and overcome under the leadership of President Mariko Silver.
A months-long debate about Act 46 and school choice led Jamaica residents last month to narrowly vote to leave the regional Leland & Gray school union. But a successful petition drive has spurred a revote, scheduled for Sept. 13.