The Vermont Board of Education voted to allow Stowe to create its own school district, capping a yearslong campaign to withdraw from the district it shares with two neighboring towns.
The board’s decision was not entirely unexpected, given recent court rulings at the state and national levels.
Lawmakers said it was “disappointing to see yet two more white men appointed to a Board already lacking in diverse membership.” A spokesperson for the governor defended the nominees — and the appointment process.
Huntington officials continue to oppose the action, with school board vice chair Tara Fowler calling the vote illegitimate and the matter ‘a moral issue, an American issue.’
Windham district officials pin the blame for problems back onto the state, arguing all would be fine if it had simply allowed the districts to remain independent.
The Westminster school had lost its tax-exempt status with the federal government after failing to file the proper paperwork with the IRS for three years in a row.
Parents say the lack of a formal rule on special education evaluations leaves them powerless to challenge schools' inaction.
News Release — Agency of Education June 23, 2016 Contact: Haley Dover Agency of Education – Public Information Officer o) 802-479-1111 e) [email protected] BARRE – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Tuesday the appointment of Connor Solimano, a student at Rutland High School, to the Vermont Board of Education. Solimano will be a junior at Rutland High […]
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the appointment of Dylan McAllister, a student at Hazen Union High School, to the Vermont Board of Education.
News Release -- Governor's Office June 5, 2014 MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the appointment of Dylan McAllister, a student at Hazen Union High School, to the Vermont Board of Education. McAllister will be a junior at Hazen Union next fall. He will fill one of the two student seats on the panel. […]
News Release -- Gov. Peter Shumlin's office June 13, 2013 MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the appointment of Morgan MacIver, a student at Twinfield Union School, to the Vermont Board of Education. MacIver, who will be a junior at Twinfield next fall, will fill one of the two student seats on the panel. […]
The state usually receives high marks on education. But it recently won a low score on reform, has been overlooked for federal funding, and had a No Child Left Behind waiver rejected.
The Vermont Board of Education Tuesday gave the green light to a draft proposal that seeks a waiver from the controversial No Child Left Behind Act.
The Common Core State Standards are comparable to the most rigorous international education standards. What this means for Vermont and other states with high standards is that we will not be lowering our standards in this move, but rather more states will now have high expectations comparable to what we already have. We will also be able to truly see how well our students perform compared to their peers nationally.