Act 46 consolidation proposals are becoming more complicated and sometimes serve fewer students than past mergers. The latest include Williamstown and Northfield.
I was one of the people who voted against the Cabot school budget and I would like to explain why.
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Lawmakers are trying to create more options for parts of the state that have not found it easy to meet the goals of the school district merger law.
On Town Meeting Day, our residents cast a strong no vote against merging under the Act 46 proposal on our ballots.
Three candidates who have said they’re open to or support the concept of a regional school district were elected in place of three skeptics or outright opponents.
Nearly 60 percent of Vermont students now live, or will soon be living, in a unified district, according to the administration.
Plymouth voters were supposed to weigh in on an Act 46 merger vote, but the election was shut down in the early afternoon. Jim Condos, the Secretary of State, says the town will have to hold another vote. “This is an odd situation and one that I cannot remember happening in my time as Secretary […]
Some will involve fewer towns than they could have, and two of the rejections hung on a single voter’s ballot in Wells.
The merger passed in every town by at least a 2-to-1 margin, according to an official. It will combine districts in nine towns into one, with about 1,700 students.
Voters in Windham Central Supervisory Union accepted one school district merger but rejected another. In Windham Northeast, a merger of four towns failed.
A vote on whether to merge school districts has dominated discussion in nine towns in the Manchester-Dorset area. Meanwhile, Bennington will consider two noteworthy spending requests.
Voters this week will consider everything from Burlington’s $19 million school improvement plan to Brattleboro’s proposed ban on plastic shopping bags.
Residents in 57 school districts will vote Tuesday on whether to merge into 10 larger districts. If all are approved, Vermont will shed two supervisory unions.