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.

Regional Education District Creation Template

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: 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 including:

Act 156 Application Process for Study Grants

Questions?

Vaughn Altemus at vaughn.altemus@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1744

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