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Local News
March 15, 2017

Act 46 votes yield mixed results for Rutland County

By Evan Johnson 

On Town Meeting Day last week, voters in Rutland County passed successful merger votes for the Addison Rutland district, while voting down mergers in Rutland Central and Rutland Southwest. Of the 10 school district merger votes around the state, six were approved.

Modified School District to be created
Breaking News Ticker
March 9, 2017

Modified School District to be created

Four of six towns in WCSU passed Act 46 school board unification

By Polly Lynn Mikula

On Tuesday, March 7, six towns in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union voted on the proposed Act 46 school district merger. Killington,Woodstock, Bridgewater and Pomfret passed…

Local News
August 18, 2016

Act 46 by the numbers: Merger votes are in

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger.org An overwhelming majority of towns that have voted so far have chosen to unite with neighboring towns to create larger governance structures for their schools. Districts around the state are studying whether to merge with neighboring districts as part of a…

News Briefs
June 16, 2016

State election races warm up

Petitions to run for Vermont state offices were due in town and city clerks’ offices May 26. Democrat Herb Russell, Representative from Rutland-5-3 (the Southwest neighborhood), is the only sitting member from Rutland that will not run again. He has served three terms in Montpelier. Running for…

Column
June 16, 2016

Act 46 merger votes yield mixed results

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger.org Voters went to the polls in Vermont towns Tuesday, June 7, to decide whether to merge school districts into larger units under Act 46. The law, enacted in 2015, provides incentives for town school districts to form larger regional school boards….

News Briefs
May 23, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region May 18

By Lani Duke

On second thought . . . Act 46 vote

ORWELL—When Orwell voters turned down the Act 46 consolidation of Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union with a decisive vote of 211 to 121, that rejection disallowed the entire plan for all the schools involved. Orwell…

News Briefs
May 6, 2016

News Briefs: Lakes Region

By Lani Duke

Tragedy was alcohol-fueled; alcohol permit under scrutiny

CASTLETON—A triple-fatality accident in Castleton took the lives of 26-year-old Andrew Laramie, 24-year-old Caleb Kinney, and 23 year-old Samantha Forrest in a March 19 crash on Drake Road. Castleton Police Chief Peter Mantello recently announced…

Local News
March 23, 2016

Act 46 school choice implications leave confusion

By Michael Bielawski, Vermont Watchdog

Representatives and concerned citizens gathered at the State House on Thursday, March 17, to study the continued impact of Act 46 on school choice in Vermont.

The legislation was pitched last year largely on the notion that…