Vermont is a diverse educational landscape, over 90 towns tuition their students. Generally we assume that our local educational system is representative of the rest of the state. This simply is not true. Burlington's system is different than Grand Isle's system, or Manchester's system, or Hancock's system. The folks in Montpelier working on this proposal are from communities that are not tuitioning towns.
We'll keep you posted on developments and how to make your voice heard at the appropriate time. In the meantime, please check in with your local legislators (a phone call or email is fine, and politely let them know you have concerns about the loss of choice as it currently exists, and ask them to keep an eye on this consolidation movement. Perhaps forward them the VT Digger article. Help them stay informed. Encourage others to reach out to as well.
And finally, forward this article to your local school board. School boards are generally informed by the Vermont School Boards Association (VSBA), however the VSBA is supporting the consolidation agenda. Your busy school board members need your support to stay informed of all perspectives on this issue.