Letter, Opinion

School boards are unchecked

Dear Editor, In an editorial, published Oct. 24, titled “Let small schools prove themselves” Angelo Lynn writes: “Surely, when the idea of consolidated governance was conceived in Act 46, no one imagined district boards would rule like kings.” That is […]

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Local News

Barnard, Orwell fight school consolidation

By Curt Peterson In June the Agency of Education made “recommendations” for over 90 local school districts that wish to avoid consolidation with merged districts under ACT 46. AoE recommended 18 districts for “forced merger.” The final decision will be […]

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Local News

Act 46 plan recommends 18 school district mergers

By Stacey Peters and Colin Meyn, VTDigger The education secretary released a long-awaited — and for many anxiety-inducing — report Friday, June 1, recommending which school districts should merge. Acting Education Secretary Heather Bouchey recommended 18 consolidations, under a mandate written into the […]

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Local News

Rochester residents advocate for choice

Upcoming two Act 46 revotes may dictate merger options By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger While writing legislation this year to give school districts more flexibility in complying with Act 46, lawmakers worried the changes might derail local merger conversations already […]

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Local News

With Act 46 votes, deadline looms

By Evan Johnson Rochester and Wells both have important votes deciding education plans this week. Should they fail, they’ll need to quickly come up with backup plans quickly that satisfy the state’s requirements. Rochester votes April 11 on a plan […]

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