Vt. Towns To Vote On School Consolidation Plan
06/06/11 12:04PM VPR Staff and Associated Press
The towns of Bolton, Huntington, Jericho, Richmond and Underhill make up the Chittenden East Supervisory Union, which serves 2,600 students.
Supporters say the merger could save about $315,000 in administration costs and would at least temporarily reduce tax rates. And they say it will equalize class size, per student spending and courses.
But opponents fear the measure would erode local control and eventually make it easier to close the smaller schools.