Vermont Board of Education

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Republican lawmakers plan to propose legislation to preserve school choice as school districts are encouraged to merge under a new state law.

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A universal pre-kindergarten bill signed into law this year in Vermont is being delayed until the 2016-2017 school year.

Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed a Brattleboro Union High School student to the Vermont Board of Education.

Lachlan Francis of Putney is a junior at the school. He has been active in sports and civic organizations and has worked as a farmhand and a camp counselor. Francis also has traveled to Cuba.

He will serve as a non-voting member this year, and become a voting member during his second year on the board.

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