Supporters of school merger delay to get key vote in Vermont House

February 5, 2019 | Vermont Public Radio

The Vermont House of Representatives will vote next week on postponing implementation of a controversial school governance law.

Act 46, passed in 2015, requires school districts to merge into larger governance entities by July 1. But school board members like Scott Thompson, who sits on the board that oversees Union-32 middle and high schools, says the timeline has become untenable.

“It’s bedlam out there,” Thomson says.

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