Tag Archives: Act 46:

News Briefs
March 23, 2016

News Briefs from the Lakes Region

Latest Act 46 snag

The new district consolidation law stands in the way of what could be a successful merger on Rutland County’s western boundary. The folks who created merger mandates failed to consider that laws permitting districts to designate schools across state…

Local News
February 11, 2016

RSSU, Shrewsbury forego tax incentives for local control over schools

By Christopher Biddle

SHREWSBURY — The Shrewsbury School Board and members of the community gathered at the Shrewsbury Mountain School on Thursday, Feb. 4, for an informational presentation by Rutland South Supervisory Union (RSSU) Superintendent David Younce regarding Act 46. Younce told the…

Tweaking Act 46 for kids’ education
Op - Ed
February 9, 2016

Tweaking Act 46 for kids’ education

Shap Smith

By House Speaker Shap Smith

The first major hurdle of the 2016 legislative session was resolved this past Saturday when lawmakers approved a tweak to the cost containment threshold in Act 46, last year’s education governance reform bill. The debate echoed…

Local News
February 3, 2016

Voters pass new Otter Valley Unified Union School District

By Lee J. Kahrs

Last Tuesday, Jan. 19, voters in eight towns overwhelmingly approved a proposal to merge six school districts into two under the state’s Act 46 school consolidation law.

The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, along with the Barstow School District, proposed a new…

News Briefs
January 18, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke


School merger decisions looming ahead at Town Meeting

Town Meeting Day across Vermont gives local communities across the state an opportunity to choose who implements the day-to-day running of towns and school districts. In addition to choosing to fill many…

Op - Ed
January 15, 2016

It’s time for a new direction—dare to be great

By Bruce Lisman

After traveling the state for the last six years, I’ve heard many versions of the same challenges faced by Vermonters all across our state. Increased property taxes are making it harder to afford homes. Jobs that pay a livable wage are scarce….