Vermont House Passed S.287; CVTSE Thanks Speaker for Her Leadership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Marc Schauber, Executive Director
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STATEMENT BY THE COALITION FOR VERMONT STUDENT EQUITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON THE VERMONT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSING S.287
Today the Coalition for Vermont Student Equity issued the following statement in response to the House passing S.287, the equitable education funding bill, on a 132-11 vote:
“We are thrilled to see more progress being made today toward getting this critical piece of legislation across the finish line this year.
For 25 years, low-income, rural districts, small schools, and English language learners have been underfunded in Vermont. An entire generation of learners and their communities have been harmed by this inequity. Today, with the passage of S.287 by the House, we are much closer to righting this wrong.
We are deeply thankful to Speaker Jill Krowinski and Representative Emilie Kornheiser for their hard work and dedication to getting this legislation through the House with so much support.
Thank you also to all the Vermonters who spoke up and refused to give up the fight for equity in the face of overwhelming challenges.
We look forward to working with the Legislature in the coming week to finalize and send the bill to Governor Scott.”
Board of Directors
Coalition for Vermont Student Equity / CVTSE.org
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