Governor: Teachers Need To Tighten Budgets

November 30, 2012

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In a letter earlier this week to school officials statewide, Governor Peter Shumlin asked that schools keep a tight rein on their budget in order to prevent property taxes from going up by as much as 4.8 percent, or five cents.
Shumlin writes in his letter, “If you all can hold school spending to the rate of inflation the increase will be less,” Shumlin writes. “I understand that situations vary by district and support local decision making by school boards and voters, but acknowledge that we are looking at the fifteenth consecutive year of declining enrollments.”
Vermont has seen a dramatic decline in enrollments but also has the third highest per capita spending rate in the country.


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