Special Town Meeting

Robinson school

At the Special Town Meeting held on 5/10/22, the voters of Starksboro passed both Article 1 and 2 by voice vote from the floor. The recording of the meeting is available for those who were unable to attend and would like to hear the discussion. 

Special meeting 5/10/22


The legal voters of the Town of Starksboro are hereby warned and notified to meet at the Robinson Elementary School multipurpose room on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 7:00 pm to transact the following business from the floor on the following petitioned articles:

Article 1. Shall the legal voters of the Town of Starksboro, Vermont withdraw its membership in the Mount Abraham Unified Union School District and be reconstituted as the Starksboro town school district.

Article 2. Shall the Select Board of the Town of Starksboro be authorized to terminate the withdrawal process commenced by an affirmative vote on Article 1, above, if either of the following two conditions are satisfied:

Condition #1. The Merger Study Committee (formed by the Addison Northwest School District and Mount Abraham Unified Union School District) includes in expressly warned Articles of Agreement a statement in substantially the following form:

“A town elementary school program shall not be closed, repurposed or otherwise terminated for any students in each of the grades K through 6 resident in the town without the approval of the voters of the town.”

OR

Condition #2. The proposed merger of the Addison Northwest School District and Mount Abraham Unified Union School District is not approved by the voters.

Dated this 8th day of April, 2022.

STARKSBORO SELECTBOARD

Koran Cousino, Chair                                 
John Painter, Vice-Chair

Nancy Boss
Eric Cota

Carin McCarthy