ACT 46 Needs You
Under Act 46, approved by the legislature in 2015, a Washington Central Supervisory Union study committee (composed of representatives from the five towns) is studying whether there is a form of school governance-school management-other than our current system of six separate school boards that would aid us in providing a better education for all our PreK-12 students at a sustainable cost. The focus of the law is on the consolidation of school management (school boards); it does not speak to the issue of consolidating schools - i.e. fewer schools. With declining school population in the WCSU district and across the state, fewer schools may, in fact, become the norm; but that is not what is under consideration in the current study.
The study committee is charged with producing either a specific recommendation or an update on its progress by June 30, 2016. Any recommendation will be voted on by the citizens of each of our five towns of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, and Worcester.
This survey of the residents of our five towns is a critical piece of the work of the study committee that will allow the committee members to understand more deeply the values and ideas of the citizens we represent so that any recommendation can reflect those aspirations and feelings. The committee has worked with students from U-32's classes in statistics and journalism on this survey and will continue to collaborate with the students on the analysis and presentation of the results to the communities of WCSU.
Please complete this short questionnaire by March 2, 2016. It should take no more than 15 minutes. Please click the following survey link:
** For a fuller explanation of the WCSU Act 46 study committee, its charge and its work, please click the following link: https://sites.google.com/a/wcsu32.org/wcsu-act-46/home