Vt. towns delay vote on consolidating schoolsThe Associated Press | October 07,2013BROOKLINE - Five southern Vermont towns considering whether to consolidate their school boards are delaying a vote on the issue.
Vermont Public Radio reported that Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, Townshend and Windham were supposed to vote Tuesday on articles that would create a unified education district board. But the vote will be held in June instead, because revisions made to an agreement drafted by a five-town study committee weren't approved by the state in time.
Emily Long, who chairs the Windham Central Supervisory Union committee, says a unified district would allow small schools that have struggled to maintain music, arts and athletic programs to share teachers and other resources.
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