Education News and Notes Act 46 study committee seeks new names for union


By Reformer Staff

Marlboro - The Act 46 Elementary Study Committee for Dover, Marlboro and Wardsboro is seeking a little help from their friends on what to call the new unified school district for these three towns, if approved by the voters in March 2017. One example might be the "Tri-Town School District," however, the committee is optimistic that citizens can come up with a name for their potential future district that is both clever and easy to remember.

The Study Committee is finalizing their report to the voters all this week and they hope to have some quick ideas from the public on what to call the district. Email your suggestions to, or get in touch with the Committee members from your town. The study committee members are: from Wardsboro: Mike Murphy, school board member; Dwight Boerem, Wardsboro resident; and Jill Dean, Wardsboro resident. From Dover: Rich Werner, school board member; Laura Sibilia, school board member; Chip Vicary, school board member; and Randy Capitani, Dover resident. From Marlboro: Dan MacArthur, school board member; Celena Romo, school board member; and Lucy Gratwick, Marlboro resident. The Committee's work to date can be reviewed in depth at

The next meeting of the Act 46 Elementary Study Committee for Dover, Marlboro and Wardsboro is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Marlboro Elementary School. This is an Open Public Meeting, by Vermont law. The agenda for this meeting is posted on the Committee's blog at

The Committee plans to discuss finalizing the report and Articles of Agreement that will be presented to voters regarding unification of school governance for these three towns to comply with the requirements of Act 46. The work that the Committee has done to date can be reviewed on the blog pages, including minutes of all the meetings, various announcements, and full length videos of prior meetings. If needed to complete their work, the Study Committee has set a tentative meeting date for Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Dover Elementary School. Updates on the meeting schedule are on the blog.


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