S.201 clearly outlines a plan to expand public school choice to all communities. It also infers (and we're still trying to get an answer on what this really means) that independent schools will be included in the future.
From the bill's introduction: "In the 2015–2016 academic year, a sending district that maintains a school would pay tuition. In the 2016–2017 academic year and after, tuition payments to all private and independent schools would be amended."
We've heard nothing but good things about the content and delivery of the parents (and one student) who spoke before the committee on February 2. When parents share their individual experiences it is extremely powerful. There are always a range of situations, and they are real, not conjecture about what "could happen" they are about what really HAS happened to Vermont families and kids. A supporter who was able to attend the testimony is working on a summary, and we will put that out as soon as it is complete. Thank you for your patience. Please realize that we are all volunteers.