Emily Long

Lawmakers grant Vernon new Act 46 option

Language in a bill approved last week by the Legislature allows Vernon to extricate itself from a regional educational union. That may break a logjam in merger talks.

Special education pilot program goes forward, but for less money

The pilot project was the only point of contention on the special education bill, which passed the Senate and House on Friday. The program will change the delivery of special education in supervisory unions that volunteer to participate.