Mergers & Partnerships
These communities, over the last six months, have given themselves permission to let go of where they have been and start thinking about where they are going. - Secretary Rebecca Holcombe.
Closing arguments during student debate overschool mergers during October 2014 VSA and VSBA Conference.
A Regional Education District (RED) is a specialized type of union school district which affords its member districts certain incentives if they create a union school district that has specific characteristics.
Summary of Incentives Associated with Merger Activities
Review the summary of incentives associated with merger activities related to Act 156: Summary of Incentives Associated with Merger Activities.
Sample Articles of Agreement
See sample articles of agreements and other reports from Vermont districts who have explored mergers. Not all of these examples were implemented, but exist as examples for review.
Solutions and Opportunities
Lessons Learned from Successful District Partnership
Act 153 of 2010
Act 153 of 2010 (Sections 1 -
8) identifies specific provisions of the legislation addressing voluntary school district merger, virtual merger
and supervisory union duties. A Regional Education District (RED) is a specialized type of union school district which affords its member districts certain incentives if they create a union school district that has specific characteristics.
Education District Creation
A template has been
created by the agency in order to assist districts that are
interested in considering the creation of a Regional
Education District (RED) Template
Act 156 of 2012
Act 156 of 2012, while the title of this act reads as "An act relating to
prevention, identification, and reporting of child abuse
and neglect at independent schools", the act contains a
major set of amendments to Act 153 of 2010
Expansion of the
types of mergers eligible for reimbursement
Extension of the
deadlines for implementation of the special education and
Act 156 Application Process for Study
Vaughn Altemus at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 479-1744
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