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S.122

An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Senate Committee on Education
House Committee on Education
5/17/2017 - Rep Sharpe of Bristol moved to recommit the bill to the Committee on Education which was agreed to
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House Committee on Education
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House 5/17/2017 - Rep Sharpe of Bristol moved to recommit the bill to the Committee on Education which was agreed to
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An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Committee Meetings

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Walk-through of Act 46

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, Agency of Education

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Act 46 Field Hearings ((Chittenden Region)



Friday, January 13, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:45 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Walk-through of Act 46 (continued)

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
2:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Walk-through of Act 46

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Friday, January 20, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Act 46 Field Hearings (Central Vermont)



Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
3:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Lauren Poster, School Board Member, Marlboro Elementary School
Douglas Korb, Chair, School Board, Marlboro Elementary School
Dan MacArthur, School Board Member, Marlboro Elementary School
John Alberghini, Superintendent, Chittenden East Supervisory Union
Jon Milazzo, Board Chair, Chittenden East Supervisory Union
Kevin Campbell, Chair of Finance, Chittenden East Supervisory Union

Friday, January 27, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Act 46 Field Hearings (Rutland Region)



Thursday, February 2, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

1st installment of Act 46 alteratives language - rough draft

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Act 46 Alterations language

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Act 46 Field Hearings (Brattleboro Region)



Thursday, February 9, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
2:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Chuck Armentrout, Resident, Rupert

Friday, February 10, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Act 46 Alterations language

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, Agency of Education

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Act 46 Alterations language

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
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S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Review and discussion of provisions of Act 46 and S.15

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
4:15 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Discussion of provisions of H.239

Rep. Mike Hebert

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
2:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

David Baker, Superintendent, Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

Friday, February 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

School spending

Paul Cillo, President, Public Assets Institute
2:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Committee discussion

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:45 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Committee discussion

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
15 minutes after Floor

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jay Denault, Former School Board Chair, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
2:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Committee discussion

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Mark-up and possible vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, Agency of Education
Emily Simmons, Attorney, Vermont School Boards Association
Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
2:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Committee discussion of proposed amendment

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
2:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Vote on amendment

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Sen. Philip Baruth
James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:00 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Michael Hebert
11:00 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Rep. Charles Conquest

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:30 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Sen. Philip Baruth, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
After the floor

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
5:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Public hearing in room 11.

Bud Haas, Bradford
Chrissy Wade, Waterville
Debra Stoleroff, Plainfield
Amy Braun, Rochester
David Kelley, Greensboro
Bruce Sterling, Westminster
Dan MacArthur, Marlboro
Andrew Julow, North Hero
Linda Treash, Barnard
Edith Gould, Putney
Rory Thibault, Cabot
Tim McKay, Peacham
Jenny Mackenzie, Peacham
Jessica Philippe, Peacham
Margaret MacLean, Peacham
Carin Park, Barnard
Debra Taylor, Superintendent, Rutland Central Supervisory Union
Lynette Gallipo, Rutland Town
Erik Goodling, Strafford
Dan Normandeau, Dummerston
Randall Szott, Barnard
Akara Draper, Dummerston
Lisa Hanna, Worcester
Liz Adams, Putney
Jody Normandeau, Dummerston
Tim Murphy, Royalton
Mike Metcalf, Greensboro
Myra Ellingwood, Lemington
Laura Fillbach, Calais
John Castle, Superintendent, North Country Supervisory Union
Steve Mason, Lowell
Dorothy Naylor, Calais
Sharon Ellingwood While, Lemington
Scott Thompson, Calais
John Gannon, Wilmington
Chris Miele, Ludlow
Judy Murray, Wells River
Rick Kehne, Calais
Flor Diaz Smith, East Montpelier
Jay Denault, Franklin
Dottye Ricks, Barre Town
Melanie Henderson, South Hero
Susan Clark, Middlesex
Alison Anand, Richmond
Rachel Navaro, Reading

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
2:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Geo Honigford, Member, South Royalton School Board
Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education

Friday, April 7, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Krista Huling, Chair, State Board of Education
Jeanne Collins, Superintendent, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
Jay Nichols, Superintendent, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
David Younce, Superintendent, Mill River Unified Union School District
Michael Clark, Superintendent, Kingdom East School District

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
After the floor

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Lefebvre Amendment

Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor of amendment
3:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
10:00 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Erik Goodling, School Board Chair, Strafford
David Kelley, School Board Member, Hazen Union High School
Mike Metcalf, Retired Educator, Greensboro
10:30 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Martha Heath, Former Representative, Westford

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
10:00 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment
Rep. Susan Buckholz
10:30 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

New language from the Agency of Education, David Kelley and Rep. Tim Briglin

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 14, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:15 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
During floor session

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor of amendment
Emily Simmons, Director of Policy and Legal Services, Vermont School Boards Association
After the floor

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers



Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
1:15 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. David Yacovone, Sponsor of amendment
Rep. Janet Ancel, Sponsor of amendment
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Peter Clarke, Act 46 Consultant

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:00 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Stephen Dale, Act 46 Consultant
Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education
James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
After the floor

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education
Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
2:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Committee discussion of House Education Committee amendment

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
10:00 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
12:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT

Friday, April 21, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT
30 minutes after the floor

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
After the floor

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:05 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Committee Discussion



Thursday, April 27, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
10:00 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment

An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Education
  • Liz Adams, Putney
  • Alison Anand, Richmond
  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Sponsor of amendment
  • Sen. Philip Baruth, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
  • Amy Braun, Rochester
  • Rep. Susan Buckholz
  • John Castle, Superintendent, North Country Supervisory Union
  • Michael Clark, Superintendent, Kingdom East School District
  • Susan Clark, Middlesex
  • Peter Clarke, Act 46 Consultant
  • Jeanne Collins, Superintendent, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Rep. Charles Conquest
  • Stephen Dale, Act 46 Consultant
  • Jay Denault, Franklin
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Flor Diaz Smith, East Montpelier
  • Akara Draper, Dummerston
  • Myra Ellingwood, Lemington
  • Sharon Ellingwood While, Lemington
  • Laura Fillbach, Calais
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Lynette Gallipo, Rutland Town
  • John Gannon, Wilmington
  • Erik Goodling, Strafford
  • Erik Goodling, School Board Chair, Strafford
  • Edith Gould, Putney
  • Bud Haas, Bradford
  • Lisa Hanna, Worcester
  • Martha Heath, Former Representative, Westford
  • Rep. Michael Hebert
  • Melanie Henderson, South Hero
  • Geo Honigford, Member, South Royalton School Board
  • Krista Huling, Chair, State Board of Education
  • Andrew Julow, North Hero
  • Rick Kehne, Calais
  • David Kelley, Greensboro
  • David Kelley, School Board Member, Hazen Union High School
  • Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor of amendment
  • Dan MacArthur, Marlboro
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jenny Mackenzie, Peacham
  • Margaret MacLean, Peacham
  • Steve Mason, Lowell
  • Tim McKay, Peacham
  • Mike Metcalf, Greensboro
  • Mike Metcalf, Retired Educator, Greensboro
  • Chris Miele, Ludlow
  • Tim Murphy, Royalton
  • Judy Murray, Wells River
  • Rachel Navaro, Reading
  • Dorothy Naylor, Calais
  • Jay Nichols, Superintendent, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Dan Normandeau, Dummerston
  • Jody Normandeau, Dummerston
  • Carin Park, Barnard
  • Jessica Philippe, Peacham
  • Dottye Ricks, Barre Town
  • Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment
  • Emily Simmons, Director of Policy and Legal Services, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Bruce Sterling, Westminster
  • Debra Stoleroff, Plainfield
  • Randall Szott, Barnard
  • Debra Taylor, Superintendent, Rutland Central Supervisory Union
  • Rory Thibault, Cabot
  • Scott Thompson, Calais
  • Linda Treash, Barnard
  • Chrissy Wade, Waterville
  • Rep. David Yacovone, Sponsor of amendment
  • David Younce, Superintendent, Mill River Unified Union School District
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Philip Baruth
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Senate Committee on Education
  • John Alberghini, Superintendent, Chittenden East Supervisory Union
  • Chuck Armentrout, Resident, Rupert
  • David Baker, Superintendent, Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union
  • Kevin Campbell, Chair of Finance, Chittenden East Supervisory Union
  • Paul Cillo, President, Public Assets Institute
  • Jay Denault, Former School Board Chair, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Mike Hebert
  • Douglas Korb, Chair, School Board, Marlboro Elementary School
  • Dan MacArthur, School Board Member, Marlboro Elementary School
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jon Milazzo, Board Chair, Chittenden East Supervisory Union
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Lauren Poster, School Board Member, Marlboro Elementary School
  • Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, Agency of Education
  • Emily Simmons, Attorney, Vermont School Boards Association

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Staff
James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel

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