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With deadlines rapidly approaching, some are still pushing for an “accelerated” school district merger encompassing all five towns in Windham Southeast Supervisory Union. But legal questions, public complaints and the withdrawal of one town lead some to say it can’t happen.
The changes include a new leader at the city’s only public high school. District officials also gave an update on the number of teachers who are expected to be laid off next year.
Legislation would have moved all licensing of speech therapists to the Office of Professional Regulation. And the agency won’t be subject to a study of whether it should continue to license educators at all.
According to a parent, a teacher “explained to the school’s girls that when they don’t comply with the school’s dress code, they are distracting the boys.” That’s a damaging message, the parent said, because it blames girls rather than holding boys accountable for their behavior.
Students that borrow federal money for college are currently barred from applying for bankruptcy.
Editor’s note: This article is by Derek Carson, of the Bennington Banner, in which it was first published May 3, 2016. ARLINGTON — The Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union hosted a public forum on Wednesday to give an update on progress under Act 46. The BVSU has been working with state Act 46 consultant Steve Sanborn […]
Taxes went up under the Senate bill because lawmakers decided not to apply the entire Education Fund surplus to the tax rate this year.
Newly unified districts could increase their spending “tremendously” the first year, said Brad James, finance manager for the Education Agency, and hand most of the bill to “everybody else in the state.”
Study committee with explore merger with Stratton, Sandgate and Searsburg, which are all part of other supervisory unions.
As an Act 46 study committee in Windham Southeast Supervisory Union continues to examine an “accelerated” merger of all union districts, Vernon School Board members say they’ll no longer participate due to concerns about school choice and other issues.
The probationary period is set to end in July. Last week’s meeting was an opportunity for Burlington College to report on its efforts to improve its finances and increase enrollment, said college President Carol Moore.
House Speaker Shap Smith and others turned to the board after hearing that the law is entrenching economic inequities, although some educators say there’s no hard evidence. Either way, the board chairman says this would be new territory.
The results showed that public school programs had the most-qualified and best-paid instructors, while child care that is based in family homes had the least-educated and lowest-paid workers.
Adjuncts say that full-timers are getting paid at least twice what an adjunct does for time teaching a class.