Virginia Bunker

Address loss of students with an idea from the past: combining grades

It's about Act 46 again! If you aren't familiar with this law, the school population has been dropping in Vermont, and the state thinks we should consolidate our schools to save money.

The concern is that we in the smaller towns will lose our school boards - and control of our schools. If things get too bad, our schools could be closed or even sold!

Looking at this purely from a financial (greed) standpoint, nobody wants to buy a house in a town without a school! Even if you don't have school-age children, someday you will want to sell your house, and it could be very difficult to find a buyer. Scary thought.

About school population, let's look at history.

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