Champlain Islands towns vote against supervisory union

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(Host) Towns on the Lake Champlain Islands will continue to tuition high school students to schools in other counties. A measure to form a new supervisory union in Grand Isle County was defeated at town meetings Tuesday.

The union would have been a first step toward building a high school to serve the Island communities’ 600 students. Will Warren helped with feasibility study for the new school district. He says that one town’s ‘no’ vote was enough to halt the project:

(Warren) “Well, I think momentum to form a supervisory union has come to a screeching halt. But, folks have made up their minds and that’s what democracy’s all about. So, there you go.”

(Host) Had the measure passed, the supervisory union might have included the towns of South Hero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Isle la Motte and Alburg.

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