On September 22, the Burlington Free Press ran an opinion piece by Art Woolf that asserts that Act 46 “can’t meaningfully reduce property taxes.” In his piece, Woolf was critical of the the unification plan being proposed by the RED Study Committee. In particular, he questioned the actual cost savings that would be realized in a unified school district. Continue reading
Run for the New School Board | Final Report | FAQ | VT Digger Article
After months of study, a committee of 20 citizens of Essex Junction, Essex Town and Westford have unanimously proposed creating a unified school district among our three communities. A unified school district is a wise choice because it will enable greater educational opportunities for our students at a lower administrative cost, help stabilize property tax rates over time, and preserve our great schools. Continue reading
On Nov. 3, voters in Westford, Essex Junction, and Essex Town will vote on whether or not to form a unified school district. At the same time, candidates that would serve on a new board, should the proposal be adopted, need to be elected. If you are interested in running for this new 10-member Unified Union School District Board, here’s what you need to know: Continue reading
The Vermont State Board of Education unanimously approved the report submitted by the Essex-Westford Regional Education District Study Committee on Tuesday afternoon.
The proposal of creating a unified union school district between Essex, Essex Junction and Westford will now be presented to voters on November 3, 2015.