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The Putney college, which serves students with learning difficulties, will provide educational programs to local middle school and high school students.
Vernon officials want to leave the regional school union due to Act 46 concerns, but they were blocked last month by Dummerston voters. A revote is scheduled for Feb. 21.
The Vermont State Colleges expects the transition to cost a total of $2 million — with $1 million of that going toward marketing and branding of the new school.
More children are becoming wards of the state, mainly due to the opiate crisis.
Board members say they never intended to hurt the state’s school choice system.
The property tax rate increase will be 5.25 percent if voters approve the budget. The median home owner would pay an additional $210 per year.
A House committee with several new members will look to continue ironing out kinks in recent education laws and tackle some emerging issues.
Chairman Stephan Morse told three lawmakers, who alleged conflict of interest by board member William Mathis, that he doesn’t have the authority to take up the issue.
Sanders visited LaGuardia Community College in Queens on Tuesday to help unveil Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s free public college education program.
The three legislators point to William Mathis’ job with a national organization supported by teachers unions. But some others see the move as payback for the board’s new rules on private schools.
A spending cap that went bust, Act 46 mergers, private school rules and test scores.
In 2016, foreign students brought $75 million to Vermont, an increase from $40 million just four years ago.
The next phase is a town meeting vote in March on the plan.
The regional school is facing more than $200,000 in cuts as well as higher taxes due to enrollment regulation changes under Act 46. The board cut one teacher and other items.