Change the School Funding Formula or Children and Taxpayers will Continue to Suffer

Change the School Funding Formula or Children and Taxpayers will Continue to Suffer By State Representative Laura Sibilia & Katherine Sims Candidate for State Representative  For the last twenty years, our public education system has overtaxed and underfunded schools in Vermont’s rural and poor towns. According to the Pupil Weighting Factors Report commissioned by the legislature to …

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Rep Sibilia: Legislature going back in Session

VTDigger: What to expect in Vermont’s special Covid-19 budget session Last week the Governor released his restated budgets for the remainder of FY 21. These budgets have already started to be heard in House Appropriations and a public hearing will be happening later this week. This Tuesday the House of Representatives will be going back …

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Rep. Sibilia: August 9th, 2020

This week my thoughts have been with the Vermont education community. Our administrators, boards and teachers working diligently to put in place safe practices for our students, parents and students weighing factors and the consequences of various decision paths. I have heard from parents who are agonizing over the decision to send their children in …

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Vermont front-line employees hazard pay grant program opens Tuesday August 4th

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES FRONT-LINE EMPLOYEES HAZARD PAY GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS TO OPEN FOR EMPLOYERS Employers are encouraged to apply starting August 4 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced that beginning Tuesday, August 4, public safety, public health, health care and human services employers whose employees worked to help mitigate or respond to COVID-19 may …

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Economic recovery grant program expands eligibility to more Vermont businesses

ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY TO MORE VERMONT BUSINESSES Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and the Department of Taxes today announced expanded eligibility for Economic Recovery Grants for Vermont businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the original eligibility criteria, a business was required …

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Sibilia calls on Green Mountain Conservatives to clean up graffiti

August 2nd, 2020For Immediate Release: Vermont State Representative Laura Sibilia (I) Dover issued a statement today calling on Green Mountain Conservatives for a Better Vermont and the John Klar campaign to clean up the white supremacist graffiti along Route 100 that accompanied their candidate forum August 1st. "Vermonters all over our state are grappling with …

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MESSAGE TO CONSTITUENTS FROM THE WINDHAM COUNTY DELEGATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MESSAGE TO CONSTITUENTS FROM THE WINDHAM COUNTY DELEGATION Dear Windham County residents, The last few months of global pandemic, economic upheaval and civil unrest have many feeling uncertain and fearful of the future.  The Windham County Delegation is keenly aware of this, and we want to play a meaningful part in shaping …

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Rep. Sibilia: Back to School Forum Thursday night

Over the past few weeks I have been talking with parents, teachers, administrators, board members, legislators and officials in the Scott administration about issues arising from operating our schools during the pandemic. The Superintendents, administrators, staff and school boards in the Windham Central Supervisory Union and the Windham Southwest Supervisory Union have been working diligently …

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Rep Sibilia update: August 2, 2020

Tonight I issued a statement regarding illegal graffiti on Route 100 over the weekend. I want to acknowledge and thank the four young women from towns across our district who brought this issue to my attention yesterday morning. But more importantly I want to reassure them, and all of us, that we can easily do …

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