June 27, 2017 Update
On June 21, 2017, Representative Laura Sibilia filed a short bill in support of an interstate district between Stamford, Vermont and Clarksburg, Massachusetts. This bill will be reviewed by the Vermont legislature’s education sub-committee and will then be moved forward with recommendations at the full convening later in the year/early in 2018. Prior to this time, the Stamford committee will be working with local and state representatives in both Vermont and Massachusetts to continue to develop details about the potential merger. We anticipate July and August being very busy months. More to come.
The Act 46 merger vote will take place at Stamford Elementary School on Wednesday May 31st from 10am to 7pm.
There will be an informational meeting Tuesday May 23rd 7pm at the Stamford Elementary School with regard to the upcoming Act 46 vote on May 31st. Come and find out what it will mean to accept or reject The Vermont Dept of Education’s Act 46.
Click here to read the latest revision of Act 46 approved on April 18th by Vermont Board of Education and posted to education.vermont.gov on May 3rd, 2017.
May 10, 2017 – Last night a very informative School Board meeting was held with the main topic being the upcoming merger vote for the passage of Act 46 in the Town of Stamford. Several members of the school board, not enough to make a quorum, where present to try and answer every question thrown their way. Also on hand was Rep. Laura Sibilia as well as a group of concerned citizens who came forward with a well-research, well delivered presentation on an alternative to Act 46.
Act 46 is fast moving, still evolving piece of legislation, asking voters to make a decision before the ink on the final draft is dry is a recipe for disaster in my opinion. I will continue to follow this important decision for the residents of Stamford as more information is available to be made public.