- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Two Vermont lawmakers are proposing to repeal the state’s school funding system, but aren’t saying definitively what they’d replace it with.

Republican Reps. Heidi Scheuermann (‘Sherman’) of Stowe and Patti Komline of Dorset held a news conference on Wednesday to say they think Vermont school funding laws Act 60 and Act 68 need to be scrapped.

They set broad goals, but were not specific, about what should replace those laws. They say a new school funding system should be equitable and fair, improve student educational opportunities, and reconnect local voters with school budgets.

Komline and Scheuermann want the changes to be effective for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The GOP lawmakers’ proposals are given little chance of passage late in the session of a Legislature dominated by Democrats.



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