FEBRUARY 24th – EMAIL, CALL, OR ATTEND! – YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TO WAKE UP MONTPELIER!

The following is a re-print of an article from School Choice Vermont – read original story here. Save Our School Choice Day at the State House In Montpelier Wednesday, Feb 24 at NOON If you CANNOT Attend PLEASE DO THIS ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24: WHAT DO YOU NEED ME TO DO? CALL OR EMAIL … More FEBRUARY 24th – EMAIL, CALL, OR ATTEND! – YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TO WAKE UP MONTPELIER!

If You Want To Save School Choice In Vermont, You Need To Show Up

The following is a re-print of an article from the Ethan Allen Institute – read original story here. This past week a parent from West Windsor got in his car, drove an hour and a half to Montpelier, and, when unexpected floor activity delayed scheduling by an hour or so, hung around waiting for the chance … More If You Want To Save School Choice In Vermont, You Need To Show Up

Vermont Dems hold midnight session, pass spending cap bill few understand

The following is a re-print of an article from VT Digger – read original story here. The Democratic-controlled House on Friday held a midnight session and passed education spending cap changes that few lawmakers had time to review or understand. After a day of dueling procedural moves, representatives at about 1 a.m. Saturday voted 92-32 to radically … More Vermont Dems hold midnight session, pass spending cap bill few understand

UPDATED: Senate votes to repeal part of Act 46; House wants more testimony

The following is a re-print of an article from VT Digger – read original story here. An effort to reverse a controversial part of last year’s education law sailed through the Senate on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a bill that would have softened the caps on school spending stalled in the House. The Vermont Senate has voted to repeal … More UPDATED: Senate votes to repeal part of Act 46; House wants more testimony

Inaccurate data from Agency of Education hurts school budgeting, complicates spending cap debate

The following is a re-print of an article from VT Digger – read original story here. School boards have had a difficult time planning budgets under new spending thresholds, and revelations about inaccurate data from the Agency of Education will likely make that tough job even harder. This week in testimony before lawmakers, representatives from the … More Inaccurate data from Agency of Education hurts school budgeting, complicates spending cap debate

Opinion: Why Elmore voted ‘no’ on merger

The following is a re-print of an article from the Burlington Free Press – read original story here. Why did a group of Elmore residents work to defeat the merger? The reason is simple – because we want Elmore to remain a viable and sustainable community that continues to offer unique educational opportunities to its children … More Opinion: Why Elmore voted ‘no’ on merger

Does the Merger Study Committee Really Want Our Input?

Quoted directly from the minutes from the March 2015 Elmore Town Meeting: “Stuart Weppler explained that we are not at this time voting to merge, only getting input on whether the town’s people would like the school directors to further study a possible merge.” “It was asked that when doing the study the board could … More Does the Merger Study Committee Really Want Our Input?

No $600,000 tax savings for Elmore under school merger with Morristown

The following is a re-print of an article from Vermont Watchdog – read original story here. Despite months of claims to the contrary, Elmore taxpayers don’t stand to gain a $600,000 property tax savings off the current tax rate by merging school districts with Morristown, the superintendent confirmed to Vermont Watchdog. Since August, pro-merger members of the Elmore-Morristown … More No $600,000 tax savings for Elmore under school merger with Morristown