Would this Large Board from 6 Other Towns
Govern the Barnard School Better than
Our Traditional Local Board?
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Learn Before You Vote
There will be an important vote in Barnard on Tuesday, December 10th. The question; Do Barnard voters want to voluntarily merge control and budgeting of Barnard Academy (our elementary school) with schools from 6 other towns and have minority representation on a multi-town governing board of 18 members?
The video below is of the 18 member board at a meeting held in Killington on November 25th (a few are absent or late to the meeting). At this time, Barnard is only a member of this large board to provide representation for middle school and high school issues. In the video, you will see the 2 representatives from Barnard.
However, on Tuesday December 10th, if Barnard votes to merge with schools from the other 6 towns, our 3 person local school board will no longer exist. Also, we will NOT vote on Barnard School budgets any longer. The 18 member board would takeover and control the governing of the Barnard School.
...if Barnard votes to merge with schools from the other 6 towns, our 3 person local board from Barnard will no longer exist.
Also, we will NOT vote on a Barnard School budgets any longer.
Once that vote is taken and the decision made, there is no going back. You can get a glimpse before the vote of the nature of the large board by viewing the video below.
Because of the great importance of the decision by Barnard voters, 2 of our local board members have held several informational meetings. The second meeting was filmed and can be seen, here. There were a lot of questions and comments from Barnard residents at that meeting. You can see it all, here.
Most importantly, be sure you understand what's going on and then go and vote on Tuesday, December 10th.