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Local School Budgets Fare Well On Town Meeting Day
Wednesday, 03/06/13
By Bob Kinzel
For the most part, local school budgets fared reasonably well on Town Meeting Day -- 220 budgets were adopted and 16 were defeated. But local school officials say budget pressures will continue to grow in the coming years.
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School Budgets Fare Well In Town Meeting Votes
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Bob Kinzel
The vast majority of local school budgets were approved on Town Meeting Day. Officials say voters supported the budgets because school boards did a good job in explaining the need to increase spending this year.
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School Budgets Pass Across Vermont
Wednesday, 03/02/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont voters have strongly approved local school budgets all across the state. Only three budgets were defeated on Town Meeting Day - that's the lowest number in decades.
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School Boards Send Level Budgets To Voters
Monday, 02/21/11
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Department of Education says most school boards are presenting level funded budgets to their communities on Town Meeting Day -- at a time when labor costs, fuel expenses and health care costs are rising for many school districts.
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Schools Still Facing Tough Budget Questions
Thursday, 12/23/10
By Steve Zind
Even with Governor-elect Peter Shumlin's decision to use $19 million in federal stimulus for Vermont schools, districts will still face difficult funding choices next year. 
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Schools Get Reprieve On Budget Cuts
Wednesday, 12/22/10
By John Dillon
Governor-elect Peter Shumlin has given a one year reprieve to school districts struggling to come up with budget-cutting plans.
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Schools Wrestle With Budgets And Mergers
Thursday, 12/23/10
By Steve Zind
Vermont school districts which fell short of state budget goals earned a temporary reprieve this week.  But officials warn they'll still have to trim expenses in future budgets.
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St. Johnsbury Voters To Weigh-in On School Budget
Monday, 06/28/10
By Charlotte Albright
Normally, debates about how to spend local tax dollars erupt at town meetings in March and settle down by the end of mud season. But in this abnormal economy, a few cities and towns in Vermont are still waging budget battles. In St. Johnsbury, tempers have been flaring for months, and voters will vote for a third time Tuesday on a controversial school budget.
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Instant Runoff Voting, School Budgets Top Town-Meeting Agendas
Tuesday, 03/02/10
It's Town Meeting Day in Vermont, the state's annual exercise in direct democracy, and there's plenty to vote on this year.
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Majority Of School Budgets Pass At Town Meeting
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Bob Kinzel
Despite the difficult economic climate, a vast majority of local school budgets passed at Town Meeting. Officials think that's because many school boards spent months preparing level funded budgets.
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Tough Decisions Part Of Passing School Budgets
Tuesday, 02/23/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with three school board members from different Vermont towns about managing and passing school budgets.
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Voices In The Week's News: February 12, 2010
Friday, 02/12/10
These were some of the voices in the week's news.
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Burlington Teacher Contract Under Negotiation
Tuesday, 02/09/10
The Burlington School Board and teachers are far apart on a new contract.
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Few Schools Propose Budget Increases
Tuesday, 02/09/10
By Bob Kinzel
A majority of school boards have proposed budgets that wouldn't increase spending above this year's levels. The Douglas administration says that's good news, but there's concern that property tax rates might still increase significantly in many towns.  
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School Budgets
Monday, 12/07/09
By Jane Lindholm
We hear from Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca and Finance Commissioner James Reardon about their school budget cutting suggestions, and how they would change the school funding system.  Also, a new report looks at how charities fundraise.
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Schools Will Be Asked To Tighten Budgets
Monday, 11/16/09
By John Dillon
The Douglas Administration wants local school officials to hold the line on next year's budgets. The administration also plans to go to the Legislature with proposals to trim spending on education.
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VT Edition Interview: Richard Taylor on passing school budgets
Monday, 06/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Grand Isle Supervisory Union superintendent Richard Taylor about difficulties in getting school budgets passed in the district.
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Five school districts still without school budgets
Monday, 06/08/09
Most school budgets in the state were passed back in March at Town Meeting. But five school districts have been unable to get voter approval of budgets -- and three of them are in the Grand Isle Supervisory Union.
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Same-Sex Marriage: Will the Rest of the Country Follow New England?
Monday, 06/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
In the wake of the passage of laws allowing same-sex marriage in three New England states, we'll examine what both sides in the debate are doing to rally support in other parts of the nation.  
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