BRISTOL The three dissenting members of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANeSU) Act 46 Study Committee have published their own paper detailing why they believe local voters should reject a proposed governance unification plan for the district and instead pursue other avenues to meet goals outlined in the new state law.
On May 4 the study committee voted 9-3 in favor of a plan that would create a single, 15-member Addison Northeast Supervisory District board to govern Mount Abraham Union High School and the elementary schools in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro. All of these schools would be financed through a single budget.
Unification supporters contend such a move could accomplish the goals of Vermont¹s Act 46 by streamlining school operations, producing administrative cost savings, and providing for more efficient...
LINCOLN More than 50 people turned out at the Lincoln Community School on Monday to react to a new report detailing how the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union could switch to a new governance structure in which one board would govern all ANeSU schools under a single K-12 budget.
After almost two hours of discussion, participants left members of the ANeSU Act 46 Study Committee that crafted that plan with a lot of questions to answer during the months leading up to a scheduled Nov. 8 referendum on the unification proposal.
Late last week the study committee released its school governance report and a series of ³articles of agreement² outlining how the new unified district would function. The ANeSU includes the elementary schools in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro, as well as Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School.
The committee¹s report is in response to Act 46, the new state law that di...