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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2017 Windham-Bennington District Town Meeting Information

2017 Windham-Bennington District Town Meeting Information Times and locations for our districts Town Meeting and Australian Ballot items are below.  Act 46 Australian ballot votes and other notable Town Meeting education articles are in green.   On Monday night March 6th, I’ll be traveling to all of the Bennington County Towns, starting with Searsburg, then Stamford, …

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State Board hearing on independent schools, updates on Act 46 and telecommunications

The State Board of Education is holding a public meeting this Monday December 12th (tomorrow!)  at 6PM at the Riley Center at Burr & Burton Academy in Manchester. The purpose of the hearing is to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the approval of independent schools. I will be attending …

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Legislative updates and upcoming candidate forums

October 3, 2016 Dear friends and neighbors, A few legislative updates and some upcoming candidate events: Act 46 I recently posted an update about Act 46 and education reform taking place in the Valley.  This post includes links to the law, guidance from the AOE, and updates from other parts of Vermont, and so I …

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Act 46 and the future of education in the Deerfield Valley

October 27, 2015 for immediate release and posting: A public discussion on: Act 46 and the future of education in the Deerfield Valley For: taxpayers, residents and participants in the Pre-K /12 education delivery and governance community in the towns of: Wardsboro, Dover, Wilmington, Whitingham, Halifax, Readsboro, Stamford, Searsburg, Windham Southwest Supervisory Union and open …

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