Families & the Community

Vt. Residents Vote Against Consolidating School Districts (Video)

By Stacey Decker — June 09, 2016 1 min read

Last week, Education Week reported for the NewsHour about a small region in Vermont that was in the throes of a fierce debate over whether or not to consolidate its five tiny school districts into one. The controversy stemmed from the community’s deeply-felt sense of local control.

This week, residents overwhelmingly voted against the consolidation effort. None of the five districts voted for the plan, according to local media reports.

Revisit our news segment (below) to hear from those involved in the controversy.

Read more about this issue in the State EdWatch blog.

A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.