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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Marijuana hearing and connectivity update

Dear friends and neighbors, We are more then halfway throughway the session and have begun to send House bills to the Senate for consideration of passage this year and vice versa.  This past week the House passed the first version of both the budget and tax bills.  The bills now go to the Senate who …

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21st century workforce and contemplating a Plan B for rural connectivity

The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, which I serve on has worked very hard to vote out a bill, UNANIMOUSLY, that clarifies the laws governing employers, employees, and independent contractors with regard to worker's compensation and unemployment insurance. For years, the legislature has attempted to address this issue to ensure the many protections for workers …

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