The state’s plan to re-organize the Vermont’s education system was met with quiet skepticism Monday night. It might have been louder skepticism but no one — including school officials from four different towns — seemed to know exactly what it all means. School director Ray Lewis of Walden said that considering the source, he wasn’t surprised. “I’ve talked to a lot of legislators about this and many of them have no idea what they signed or what they passed,” said Lewis. “Lots of things, in my opinion, were not fully considered and we’re going to be dealing with them in the future.” “The wrinkles just keep coming,” said Peacham School Director Mark Clough. “It’s complicated.” The comments were directed at the new Act 46 school law during a meeting of the full board of the Caledonia Central Supervisory Union at the Barnet School Monday. CCSU Superintendent Matt Forest addressed representatives of the Danville, Barnet, Peacham and Walden school districts and a gathering of about 30 members of the public including parents, school teachers and Vermont State Rep. Kitty Toll of Danville. Toll said she did not vote for Act 46. Forest laid out different options as he understood them for consolidation, including one in which a “Supervisory District” Walden, Peacham and Barnet would be combined into one board and one budget and Danville would be on its own.[…]
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