Vermont town votes against school merger

January 10, 2018 05:19 AM

WOODFORD, Vt. -- Voters in the town of Woodford, Vermont said no again to a school merger.

The Bennington Banner reports Woodford's re-vote would determine if four existing districts would merge into a new Mount Anthony Unified School District.

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Woodford and Pownal declined the offer in November, while Bennington and Shaftsbury voted in favor of the merger.

Woodford residents would see a 16-cent tax increase if the new district would move forward. However, one school board member says the district could lose its small schools grant if it doesn't merge.


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