Residents in five Vermont towns will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on
a plan that would merge seven school districts, forming a single,
regional district with one board. Supporters say it will cut costs and improve public education. Opponents say it will strip them of any authority local communities still have over their schools.
Armando Vilaseca says Vermont is a long shot to win $38 million in
improvement grants. His comments came as the state teacher’s union complained
its members were unfairly cut out of the grant application process.