Guildhall Considers Expanding Its School Board

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Voters in Guildhall are weighing a Town Meeting Day ballot item that would expand their School Board from three to five members.

At issue is whether the size of the board makes a difference in education policy in the small Essex County town on the Vermont-New Hampshire border.

Guildhall has a two-room school, with two full-time teachers serving about 20 students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Critics such as Laura Wilson say the plan to add two administrators to the board isn’t necessary given the size of the school.

She argues that the town should focus instead on electing School Board members capable of carrying out school district business.

You can read the Town Meeting Day warning from Guildhall and several other towns at VPR’s Public Post.

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