Letter: Consolidation will have positive impact
Another example could be if there were a school that was underperforming, the board would have the ability to concentrate resources in that school, drawn from all sources, to improve performance and student learning.
A consolidated district that has fewer meetings allows administrators to attend to the work at hand—providing our students with the highest quality education.
I believe that it is a positive that I could have a school board that is able to educate the whole child, to view the entire spectrum of education PreK through Grade 12. This consolidation, under Act 46, would give us a huge advantage in future and strategic planning.
It is our duty as educators to prepare our students to be ready to learn and be ready to become participating citizens and community members. I strongly believe Act 46 will allow us to do this task to the best of our ability. We live regionally—we should educate regionally.
James R. Culkeen
Superintendent of Schools
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
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