The Education Committee supported legislation creating a special group to recommend how to move forward with controversial private school rules and making various other changes to laws.
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.
The debate over public funding of private schools includes whether they should have to educate all students, as long as there is room.
“Those communities are not crazy to think it is part of a philosophical push that has been in the air for some years,” said one lawmaker, harking back to failed legislation on public money for private education.
Some will involve fewer towns than they could have, and two of the rejections hung on a single voter’s ballot in Wells.
Proposed legislation would throw out the draft rules, give private schools a board seat and require members to hew to legislative intent in rulemaking.
It plans to continue work on an alternative that would offer school districts new options while stopping short of making it easier for them to avoid merging.
His proposal for overhauling education spending rests largely on having towns postpone their school budget votes until May. But lawmakers weren’t receptive to that idea Tuesday.
School district mergers are moving forward at a brisk pace under the law, but the new chair of the Senate Education Committee says school mergers won’t follow unless that’s what local voters want.
Sen. Philip Baruth wants to continue gathering ideas before crafting legislation. The panel has received one lawmaker’s proposal and input from the Vermont School Boards Association.
The sexual harassment rules were updated after former Senator Norm McAllister was accused of criminal sexual assault.
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The Senate majority leader has thrown his support behind Sen. Tim Ashe to be the next Senate President Pro Tempore. Sen. Philip Baruth, D-Chittenden, had been considering running for the top Senate job himself but said Friday he would support Ashe, a Democrat/Progressive, also from Chittenden County. Sen. John Campbell, the current pro tem, is […]
The Senate majority leader has thrown his support behind Sen. Tim Ashe to be the next Senate President Pro Tempore. Sen. Philip Baruth, D-Chittenden, had been considering running for the top Senate job himself but said Friday he would support Ashe, a Democrat/Progressive, also from Chittenden County. Sen. John Campbell, the current president pro tem, […]