Merger Activity

At a Glance

merger activity mapSince July 1, 2015:

  • Voters in 58 towns in 14 SUs:
    •  Voted to merge 66 school districts into:
      • 13 unified union school districts (PK-12)
      • 1 modified unified union school district (“MUUSD”)
  • Voters in 4 SUs did not approve proposals to merge a total of 23 school districts:  Addison-Rutland (5 towns Yes : 1 town No); Barre (1Y : 1N); Franklin NE (0Y : 5N); and Orleans Central (1Y: 6N)
  • In January, voters in 1 district are scheduled to reconsider a vote not to approve (Barre Town)

Of the approximately 87,000 prekindergarten - grade12 students living in Vermont in the 2015-2016 academic year, 44,075 of them live (or will live) in a unified school district as follows:

  • Unified school districts created since enactment of Act 46:  22,768
  • Mountain Town RED and Mount Mansfield MUUSD: 2,934
  • Existing Supervisory Districts (Burlington, Montpelier, etc.):  18,373

In December and January, the State Board approved 9 new proposals to create unified union school districts.  Each proposal will be presented to the voters on Town Meeting Day 2017.

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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Barre, VT 05641

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