Representatives and senators from the Montpelier and U-32 school districts will host a conversation this Wednesday, April 23rd with community members about increasing educational opportunities for students. The meeting will be held in Room 11 at the State House, from 6pm to 8pm.
During the 2013-14 biennium, the Legislature has worked to improve educational opportunities by:
- increasing the number of eligible students from low-income families who can now afford school lunch
- providing high school students with more flexible pathways to graduation, including access to college courses
- requiring personal learning plans for all of secondary school students
- passing landmark legislation that creates universal access to publicly-funded preschool for any 3- or 4-year-old who enrolls in a high-quality program.
Legislators now need to discuss how the Montpelier and U-32 school districts can remove barriers and further increase educational opportunities in the face of rising costs, increased property taxes, and declining student enrollments. This is one of the most vital issues facing our communities.
Your legislators would like to hear from community members willing to share their ideas for the future of our students. All citizens are welcome and encouraged to attend.