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Local News
August 29, 2018

Barnard could be forced to join WCMUU school district

By Curt Peterson

BARNARD—The Agency of Education published its long-awaited draft of “Default Articles of Agreement,” the adoption of which will be considered by the state Board of Education on or before Nov. 30.

The Default Articles, required by ACT 49, will apply to any…

Local News
August 22, 2018

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 made by the state Board…

State News
August 8, 2018

Gov. Scott names Dan French as Vermont’s next education secretary

By Lola Duffort/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott has named Dan French, a veteran Vermont schools superintendent, to be the state’s next education secretary.

Scott has made cost-containment his hallmark education priority, and during a press conference Thursday, Aug. 2 announcing French’s appointment, he reiterated the need…

Local News
June 6, 2018

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 school district…

Local News
August 2, 2017

Reading votes to join supervisory union, Act 46

On Tuesday, July 25, Reading voters approved a measure to join a new regional school district that nearby towns approved in March under Act 46, the state’s education reform law.  Reading will now join, the Windsor Central Modified Unified District includes Woodstock, Pomfret, Bridgewater, Killington…

Rochester residents advocate for choice
Local News
June 14, 2017

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 taking place.

That is just…

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…