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Commonly Confused Terms & Clarifications

Operation of Schools and Payment of Tuition

Small Schools

Small School Support Grants & Merger Support Grants

Exploratory and Study Committee Grants

Merger 101 – Creating a Union School District

All voluntary mergers contemplated by Act 46 (2015) and the incorporated Act 153 (2010) and Act 156 (2012) are formed pursuant to the decades-old statutory process for the creation of union school districts found in 16 VSA chapter 11. Links to some individual statutes are included below under pertinent headings. All statutory sections in chapter 11 can be found at:  Process to create union school districts - 16 V.S.A. §§ 701-724

Study Committees

Report and Articles of Agreement

16 VSA § 706b - Study Committee; Contents of Study Committee Report & Articles of Agreement

Review by Secretary and State Board of Education

Vote of the Electorate

Organization Meeting 

Membership on a Merged Board of School Directors

Closing Schools After Merger

Closing of a School After a Merger

Withdrawal from / Dissolution of / Addition to a Union School District

Understanding Your District

  • District Data Profile, a fiscal snapshot of each school district in Vermont
  • Cost Containment Per Pupil Threshold Amounts for FY17

Baseline Data and Financial Data Sets

Student Assessments

Elementary Schools: Subjects and Hours

Worksheet on Programs Offered by FTE and Minutes Per Week

Secondary School Completion

  • Interactive School Data Report
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Email Donna Russo-Savage  or Act 46 Info or call (802) 828-0110.