With tag: school_consolidation
Lawmakers Encourage School Districts To Merge
By Steve Zind
Lawmakers hope a new approach to getting more Vermont school districts to merge will help augment an
earlier effort to cut down on the number of school boards. Education
officials argue mergers would result in better governance, more student
opportunity and possible cost savings.
School District Seeks Revenues Rather Than Cuts
Officials in Hartford have ended a long debate about whether to save money
by consolidating its three elementary schools and have instead decided to go
after new revenue by attracting tuition-paying students to the high school.
Wilmington, Whitingham To Consolidate Schools
By Susan Keese
Residents of Wilmington and Whitingham voted yesterday to consolidate their
elementary schools. The two southern Vermont towns, a dozen miles apart, merged their middle and
high schools in 2003 and formed the Twin Valley School
Citing Savings, Merger Supporters Say It Would Increase Education Efficiency
By Kirk Carapezza
Residents in five Vermont towns will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on
a plan that would merge seven school districts, forming a single,
regional district with one board. Supporters say it will cut costs and improve public education. Opponents say it will strip them of any authority local communities still have over their schools.
Vt. Towns To Vote On School Consolidation Plan
Voters in five Chittenden county towns will decide tomorrow on a plan to
merge seven school districts, dissolve eight school boards and put nine
schools under the authority of one new 15-member board.
Vergennes Overturns Unified Union
By Melody Bodette
in the city of Vergennes overturned a Town Meeting Day decision to form a
unified union school district. The
five towns of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union have tried three times to
form a unified union, which would allow the union's four schools to be governed
by one school board instead of five under the current system.
Addison Northwest Backs Unified Union
By Melody Bodette
For the second consecutive year, the five
towns of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union have voted to form one unified
The vote passed along a similar
margin in 2010, but opponents in the town of Addison
were able to overturn the results in a re-vote.
Republican Leader Wants School Consolidation
By Ross Sneyd
Republican leader of the Vermont House wants to consolidate the number of
schools in the state. Speaking
on VPR's Vermont Edition, Dorset Representative Patti Komline said it's
difficult to decide which schools should close.
Bill Calls For School Services Consolidation
Vermont's education commissioner says a bill that would
consolidate services and courses of study in each supervisory union is a step
toward reducing costs and greater efficiency in the state's public schools.
School District Consolidation
By Jane Lindholm
We discuss the pros, cons, and practicalities of school district consolidation. The Norwich University athletics director previews this weekend's NCAA hockey tournament. VPR's John Dillon expains the new power deal with Hydro-Quebec.
Funding Our Schools
By Jane Lindholm
We talk to Martha Allen, the newly elected president of the
VT-NEA, about the teachers' perspective on school funding and budget
cuts. Also, Vermont Law School delegates in Copenhagen report back on the climate change conference. And, how to make igloos.