|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representatives Flory of Pittsford and Jewett of Ripton
Subject: Education; small school support
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to provide that small schools that combine and remain eligible for small school support may have a three-year transition provision if the support is less than it would have been in total had they not combined.
AN ACT RELATING TO SUPPORT FOR SMALL SCHOOLS
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 16 V.S.A. § 4015(e) is amended to read:
(e) In the event that a school or schools which have received a grant under this section merge in any year following receipt of a grant, and the consolidated school is not eligible for a grant under this section or the small school grant for the consolidated school is less than the total amount of grant aid the schools would have received if they had not combined, the consolidated school shall continue to receive a grant for three years following consolidation. The amount of the annual grant shall be:
(1) In the first year following consolidation, an amount equal to the amount received by the school or schools in the last year of eligibility.
(2) In the second year following consolidation, an amount equal to two‑thirds of the amount received in the previous year.
(3) In the third year following consolidation, an amount equal to
one-third of the amount received in the first year following consolidation.
The Vermont General Assembly
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