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Local News
April 19, 2017

Act 46 Committee preparing info blitz ahead of vote

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW — On May 30, voters in Ludlow and Mount Holly will decide whether to close Black River High School and send its students to Mill River High School in North Clarendon. On Thursday, April 13, a committee of Ludlow and Mount…

Local News
April 12, 2017

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 to unify with districts in…

Local News
March 29, 2017

Rochester weighs costs, benefits of Act 46 plan

Vote scheduled for April 11

By Evan Johnson The future of education in the town of Rochester has been on the minds of its residents lately and last week, community members, including parents teachers and staff, gathered to review a plan they said would change…

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….