Vermont School Boards Association

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The Vermont School Boards Association has released a report that finds taxpayers could save as much as $39 million statewide if teachers move from their current health plans to the "gold" plan offered by Vermont Health Connect. But the teachers’ union calls the report simplistic and damaging to teachers’ pocketbooks.

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The Vermont School Boards Association has released a report saying taxpayers could save as much as $39 million statewide if teachers migrated from their current health plans to the "gold" plan offered by Vermont Health Connect.

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Vermonters in at least 34 communities are opposing school budgets this year, according to a new tally.

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The Vermont School Boards, and the Vermont Superintendents, Associations have released a five point agenda that they say will create a world-class education system in the state.

The agenda for a World Class Education system includes universal access to pre-K education, creation of Innovation Zones, personal learning plans, revision of the collective bargaining system and greater family involvement in education.  Vermont Superintendents Association Executive Director Jeff Francis says the state has a good public education system, but in a global economy it must be better.  Francis explains that the associations began crafting the five-point plan last fall.