Letter: Support this vision for our children

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There has been a great deal of work by many dedicated people in our communities to develop a proposal to bring our schools into compliance with Act 46. The proposal calls for merging the Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury and Woodford school districts into a single pre-K through 12 district with one board and one budget. I personally favor the consolidation model put forth by the Act 46 Committee, which will be voted upon on Tuesday.

These are challenging times for the greater Bennington region. The proposal to create a unified system with a focus on creating enhanced educational opportunities for our children, while promoting greater cost efficiencies under a streamlined board structure is an opportunity that we all should support.

There is no greater community asset than a vibrant, high quality, financially sustainable educational system. This is the time to come together to support this vision for our children and for the betterment of our communities.

Thomas A. Dee

Bennington

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