Four schools in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have agreed to create an education and training consortium meant to boost the green economy in the wake of the nuclear plant’s closure.
In 2015, 7.4 percent of Vermonters between the ages of 18 and 24 weren’t working or in school.
Taking advantage of a new legislative provision, residents OK’d withdrawing from a regional education district to preserve school choice and pursue alternative Act 46 solutions.
Thomas McHenry said a long-term question will be how the small school remains independent. “That’s the elephant in the room,” he said, “and the answer is: We do it creatively.”
Once again, Dover voters have overwhelmingly OK’d merging their school district with that of neighboring Wardsboro. In a special election Tuesday, the tally was 47-9 in favor of creating a district with shared board governance between the two towns. Both towns’ elementary schools will remain open. Dover already had approved the Act 46 merger plan […]
“There are so many questions and a lot of emotional reactions,” organizers say of what’s spurring their talks on “Refugees in the USA Today: Gaining Some Perspective.”
The board says race played no role in how it handled the hiring process.
Royalton, Bethel and Rochester voters have been unable to agree on a consolidation plan through several votes. Now officials say a clause in their proposal offers new options.
Windham School District has 14 students, two classrooms and two teachers at its independently governed elementary school. Officials want to keep it that way, despite the provisions of Act 46.
Big questions remain as school districts look to implement the arrangement worked out by Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers on teachers’ health coverage.
(This story is by the Valley News, in which it first appeared June 30, 2017.) TUNBRIDGE — Residents on Thursday rejected a proposed school merger with Chelsea, the latest development in a series of consolidation votes this year in the White River Valley. The vote was 164-160. Tunbridge residents on April 11 initially approved the […]
It’s the first time in several years that the Vermont State Colleges System hasn’t faced a shortfall. Savings are coming from debt restructuring and the merger of Lyndon and Johnson.
“I am concerned this sets up an increase in taxes next year, but that ship has sailed,” said Rep. Cynthia Browning, D-Arlington.
After the supervisory union asked for help with school merger talks, two state Agency of Education officials visited Wednesday. They answered numerous questions but declined to say how to proceed.