• Welcome to the Act 46/School District Merger page

    Vote is May 2, 2017

     

    We hope you find this page useful and informative. Thank you for your interest.

     

    The Northfield/Williamstown school district merger study committee has been created by the Northfield and Williamstown school boards in accordance with 16 VSA Chapter 11 § 706. This committee is an independent public body under 1 VSA Chapter 5  § 310, and as such all of our meetings are open to the public.

    The committee's primary legal charge is to develop a proposal to merge the Northfield and Williamstown School Districts ... or not. In the case the committee opts to NOT propose a merger nothing will happen. However if the committee does present a merger proposal then the following will happen: the School Boards will have an opportunity for review and input (but not to make changes), the Vermont Agency of Education will review the proposal and make recomendations, and the Vermont State Board of Education (VSBE) will either allow or disallow the merger proposal.

     

    On Tuesday March 21, 2017, the VSBE approved the merger proposal. Click here to read the approved proposal.

    The final step, if the proposal is approved by the VSBE, will be a decision by the voters of the two school districts. You have the final say!

     

    For more information you may contact the committee vice-chair at evensp@wssu.org

     

    Committee Members

    Rama Schneider - Chair

    Williamstown

    Phone: 802-433-5441

    rschneider@onsu.org

     

    Peter Evans - Vice Chair

    Northfield

    107 Evans Road

    Northfield, VT  05663

    Phone: 802-485-8347

    evansp@wssu.org

     

    Monique Hayden - Clerk

    Williamstown

    407 Weir Road

    Williamtown, VT  05679

    802-433-6170

     

    Patricia Coppolino

    Northfield

     

    Emily Gray

    Northfield

    36 Dole Hill Road

    Northfield, VT  05663

     

    Jonathan Hull

    Williamstown

    2680 Hebert Rd.

    Williamstown, VT  05679

    jhull@onsu.org

     

     Christine Motyka

    Northfield

    802-485-7215

    motyka4@tds.net

     

    Eilis O'Herlihy

    Northfield

    eilisoherlihy@yahoo.com

     

    Benjamin Robbins

    Williamstown

    shootinwood@gmail.com

     

     

Last Modified on April 3, 2017