Children are our future and the quality of schools reflect the vitality of our communities. I live in a small town, with a small and successful school and have served on the school board for over a decade.
I have been working hard to bring accountability for the 1.6 billion dollars Vermonters spend annually on educating Vermont students. Our businesses, second homeowners and resident make a 10 million dollars investment in the state education fund annually. It’s fair to say we are keenly interested in the educational opportunities being purchased for students around the state, and what types of outcomes those investments are yielding. Data on what each school is buying seems like it should be a no brainer since almost every town’s businesses and second homeowners as well as many residents are investing in all of our Vermont students.
Here are some articles and reports about my efforts and testimony I have given in support of collecting data, small schools and being accountable to taxpayers:
Senate Committee on Education Agenda Jan 22, 2014
House Committee on Ways and Means Agenda February 7th, 2013
Senate Committee on Education Agenda May 9, 2013
2012 legislative update from KSE