Merger Activity

At a Glance

merger activity mapFrom July 1, 2015 through May 1, 2017:

  • Voters in 105towns in 24SUs:
    •  Voted to merge 113 school districts into:
      • 19 unified union school districts (PK-12)
      • 4 modified unified union school districts (“MUUSD”)
  • Voters in 4 SUs did not approve proposals to merge a total of 21 school districts:  Barre (1 town yes : 1 town no); Franklin NE (0 towns yes : 5 towns no); and Orleans Central (1 town yes: 6 towns no); Windham NE (1 town yes : 3 towns no)

Of the approximately 87,000 prekindergarten - grade12 students living in Vermont in the 2015-2016 academic year, 51,180 of them live (or will live) in a unified school district as follows:

  • Unified school districts created since enactment of Act 46:  30,341
  • Mountain Town RED and Mount Mansfield MUUSD: 2,466
  • Existing Supervisory Districts (Burlington, Montpelier, etc.):  18,373

From May 2 through June 30, 2017, it appears that voters will be asked to approve eight additional merger proposals.  Several other proposals are in the 30-day reconsideration period following an initial vote and several districts have warned a reconsideration vote. 

Annual Status Reports to the Legislature

Legislative Reports on Merger Activity

Recent Study Committee Reports

* Report includes the Secretary's Recommendation and the Study Committee's Worksheet, Report, and Proposed Articles of Agreement.


Email Donna Russo-Savage or Act 46 Info, or call  (802) 479-1744 .

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