Officials call for ‘pupil weighting’ reform | The Brattleboro Reformer

DOVER — A new report finding inequities for students in rural areas has prompted local officials to request changes right away. 'We are asking for immediate relief as for almost 20 years, … — Read on http://www.reformer.com/stories/officials-call-for-pupil-weighting-reform,597528

A significant equity concern in Vermont's current education funding system.

The day after Christmas I had a number of meetings scheduled in my district to catch up on issues prior to the session. After leaving one of those meetings, I sat in the parking lot and checked my emails finding one from a reporter asking me for my reaction to the Vermont education weighting study …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 3 of the Vermont Legislative Session

Paid family leave vote tally The House voted on both a compromise Paid Family Leave Plan (H.107) and a compromise accelerated additional Minimum Wage increase plan (S.23) that had been worked out between the House and Senate. Both proposals passed; Minimum Wage 93-54 and Paid Family Leave 89-58, but neither passed with enough votes to …

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