Explaining Vermont's education funding system

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Explaining Vermont's education funding system

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:34pm -- tim

Vermont School Boards Association The Vermont School Boards Association (VSBA) released a new resource today, Making Sense of Vermont's Education Funding System, a short video tutorial intended to provide Vermonters with a thorough and understandable explanation of Vermont's funding system.

You can also access the video here.

We have shared the video with school board members and administrators, legislators, and education system stakeholders. We are also sharing it with public access television stations to encourage broad distribution to all Vermonters.

Our hope is that this resource will be useful to school boards as they communicate with their communities about the impacts of local budget decisions on homestead and non-residential property tax rates.  The video uses real examples to illustrate how budgets and tax rates impact Vermonters.

In addition, because we expect a continued focus on education funding during this legislative session, it is critical that all parties to the discussion have a solid understanding of the system we currently have.  

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