Agency of Education releases statewide plan

Today, the Agency of Education released its proposed statewide plan as required by Section 10 of Act 46. Today the Agency of Education submitted the draft to the State Board of Education. The statewide plan is a recommendation from the Agency on what the Board should consider for each of the 43 “section 9” proposals …

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Final weeks of the session coming up

Act 46 and School Choice updates: Last week I participated in a regional panel discussion on Act 46 sponsored by Marlboro Colleges Center for Creative Solutions alongside Brad James from the Agency of Education, Superintendents Ron Stahley and Dan French,  Wilmington student Peyton Eisler and Whitingham student Kassidy Walkowiak.  It is inspiring to have students …

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Budgets, twister and turnips

We are three weeks in to the session, and a number of items are seeing some legislative action. GILFEATHER TURNIP Of local importance, this week Wardsboro's native Gilfeather Turnip made a significant step towards being named the Vermont State Vegetable after passing the House.   Congratulations to the Wardsboro students who have testified in support …

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Like it or not, Act 46 likely once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

A discussion with far reaching implications is happening at school board and community meetings across Vermont right now.   The discussion, required by this past Legislative session’s Act 46 “the Unification Act”, is about things we all hold very dear, our children, our communities, and our future.   In terms of public participation, this discussion still seems …

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