Act46

  • HUUSAlmost all of the towns that merged under Act 46 will see a decrease in their taxes this year, but that will not last unless something changes in the next five years.

    The only town that does not receive a tax

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  • Since a vote to quickly consolidate school boards and budgets passed on June 7, the newly consolidated district – named the Harwood Unified Union School District – will begin operating on July 1, 2017.

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  • On Tuesday, June 7, residents in each Valley town voted to consolidate school governance and budgets more quickly than the state may force them to do so.

    The lowest voter turnout was 12.5 percent in Waterbury and

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  • The Warren Select Board dealt with questions surrounding Act 46, a new law that aims to consolidate school governance and budgets across the state.

    Warren resident Valerie Bigelow, who is running against Warren

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  • The community continued to voice questions, critiques and praises regarding Act 46 at the fourth and final public forum hosted by the Washington West Supervisory Union’s (WWSU) Act 46 study committee on May 23 at the Big

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  • On June 7, all Valley towns, or Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) districts, will vote for an accelerated version of Act 46. The law intends to consolidate school governance and budgets across the state in order

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  • The Warren School Board is asking the Warren community to support a May 17 vote for a $2.55 million bond which would finance a series of repairs to the building. Burlington-based architectural firm TruexCullins presented

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  • As Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) districts prepare to vote on an accelerated version of the state-mandated school district consolidation, members of the Act 46 study committee continue to weigh financial

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  • After the Act 46 study committee voted on March 23 to limit the amount of debt that a newly unified school board would share for repairs to the Warren Elementary School building to $2.55 million, the Warren School Board

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  • Warren School Board chair Matthew “Chicky” Staples said that the board needed to “receive those fears, questions, doubts and insecurities,” regarding Act 46, the option for Warren Elementary School to become independent

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  • Community members showed up to discuss and debate issues of community participation, financial savings and quality of education during the Act 46 study committee’s first public forum on March 31 at Harwood Union High

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  • “There’s new legal information that’s just come out in the last few weeks,” Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) Brigid Scheffert Nease told the Act 46 study committee last Wednesday, March 23.

    A provision

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  • As the Warren school board continues to investigate the amount of a bond they will put forth for school repairs, the Act 46 study committee proceeded to strategize a successful accelerated merger.

    At the

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  • While the Act 46 study committee worked to complete a series of reports and articles that are required for an accelerated version of the statewide consolidation of school management, they considered whether, or how, the

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  • A group that is working to understand and promote the consolidation of school districts within the Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) met on February 10 to discuss how Valley community members seem to perceive the

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  • By June, the public will vote on whether each school district within the Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) will proceed along an accelerated path toward the consolidation of school management and budgets under Act

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  • Regarding Act 46, a statewide law that would consolidate school boards and budgets throughout Vermont by 2019, “There are a lot of unanswered questions and confusions,” said Warren PTO member Ashley Woods. “Is it

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  • With large tax incentives on the horizon, Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) superintendent Brigid Scheffert Nease said that a unanimous accelerated merger of school boards and budgets under Act 46 is the “primary

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  • The state is allowing school districts that embark on an accelerated path to Act 46 – a state- mandated centralization of governance that will merge school boards throughout Vermont – to devise a series of guidelines

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  • Warren Elementary School has been busy tackling a lengthy series of building and grounds repairs and working to remedy some pressing safety concerns found by Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust (VSBIT) in 2009. In the

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