Merging small, rural school districts

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Last week we started a series on rural schools by looking at Vermont – a state where more than half of public school students are enrolled in rural districts.

A recent law, Act 46, encourages consolidation of smaller school districts there.

Daniel French is the former superintendent of Bennington-Rutland SU and writes about Act 46.

He calls Act 46 a “historic opportunity.”

French joins host Stephen Smith on the podcast to chat about why small school consolidation could be important for Vermont and other states around the country.