Act 46 (2015), Section 21, directs the State Board of Education, on or before July 1, 2018, to "adopt and publish metrics by which it will make determinations whether to award small school support grants pursuant to 16 V.S.A. § 4015 on and after July 1 2019...".
The purpose of this report to the General Assembly is to present metrics that that State Board of Education has developed in response to the General Assembly’s directive. These metrics are described in Attachment A.
Although we have done our best to comply in good faith with the General Assembly’s directive in this matter, we are not satisfied with the results. Accordingly, the second purpose of this report is to convey to the General Assembly the concerns that have arisen during our deliberations and to request that the General Assembly, upon reconvening in 2019, revisit the entire question of Small School Grants and how best, if at all, to determine eligibility.