Are Vermonters pushing back against the high cost of education?
“I think there was confusion about whether a vote for the budget was a vote for that configuration and whether a vote against the budget could undo that configuration,” she said. “We’ve been clear that those configuration questions are still the purview of the board.” The state tax commissioner in December predicted that a 5% rise in education spending would push education property taxes up by over 6%. Spending estimates have since been revised downward by half a percentage point, but the Agency of Education is still waiting on budget numbers from two dozen districts, according to agency finance manager Brad James.."
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