Vermont’s School Funding Model Under Review

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When Act 60 was passed in 1997, it was meant to address disparities in school funding. But right from the beginning, it’s been controversial.

Last month, a special legislative joint fiscal committee hired a California firm to conduct a study reviewing Vermont’s educational funding method, which is currently based on Act 60 and Act 68, an amendment passed in 2003. 

VPR’s Jane Lindholm speaks with Washington County State Senator Ann Cummings, the chair of the committee, about the decision to commission the study, and what the state hopes to gain from it.

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