RESULTS OF MERGER VOTE
The proposal to establish the Fairfax/Fletcher Regional Education District (FFRED) failed. The outcome of the Australian Ballot vote on 11/8/2011 is as follows:
Fletcher: 131 NO – 68 YES
Fairfax: 220 NO – 136 YES
RED MERGER COMMITTEE STUDY REPORT
Read the full FFRED Merger Study Committe report here .
MERGER SLIDE PRESENTATION TO COMMUNITY
NEWS ARTICLE ON MERGER FORUM
MERGER APPROVED AT VT STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
LETTER OF APPROVAL BY STATE BOARD
Burlington Free Press Story on Merger Approval
Check out the full story here.
Warned Articles for Public Votes on Merger
Check out the warned articles for votes in each community on 11/8/11.
VT State Board of Education Approves Fairfax/Fletcher Merger Proposal
At their meeting on September 20th hosted by BFA Fairfax, the VT State Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the Fairfax/Fletcher RED proposal. RED Study Committee chair Elizabeth Lesnikoski presented the study committee's findings to the Board, focusing on ways the merger would enhance learning opportunities for students.
The next step in the process is a public vote in both communities which will occur on November 8, 2011. Voters are invited to learn more about the merger by attending the upcoming informational meetings.
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