Interested in Shaping PreK-12 Public Education for
Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Putney?
PETITIONS AVAILABLE AT TOWN HALL NOW!!
Then you should consider serving on the Windham Southeast Unified District Board. On November 7, 2017, the voters of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Putney vote on the unification of their respective school districts and BUHS #6 into a single, unified preK-12 district. As required by Act 46, each town will elect representatives to the Unified district board on the same day – November 7.
Why serve on the Windham Southeast Unified District Board? You want to serve as an educational leader who shapes PreK-12 public education in our communities to meet the changing needs of our children and communities. You care about keeping public education affordable for and making the best use of taxpayer dollars.
What is involved? You will devote significant time and effort as a member of the newly formed Unified Board. You will attend meetings and serve on committees of the Unified Board. You will interact with School Leadership Councils and carry this important local input to the Unified Board. You will collaborate with fellow board members to shape the future of PreK-12 public education through sound policy and fiscal management.
Is there a board member stipend? Yes, each Unified Board member receives a modest stipend – the actual amount will be determined by the Unified Board as it begins the business of the Unified District.
What is the makeup of the Unified Board? The number of seats on the Unified Board is based on population census data as dictated by VT statute. In total, there are nine (9) seats on the Windham Southeast Unified Board:
- four (4) seats for Brattleboro,
- one (1) seat each for Dummerston, Guilford and Putney and
- two (2) at-large seats that can be filled by residents from Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford or Putney.
Who can serve on the Unified Board? Any resident of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Putney.
How is your name placed on the November 7th ballot? From September 21 to October 2, you can pick up a petition for a board seat from your Town Clerk.
I’ve gotten my petition from the Town Clerk – what’s next? If you are running for a town seat, you need thirty (30) signatures of registered voters from your town. For an at-large seat on the Unified board, you need sixty (60) signatures of registered voters in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and/or Putney.
I have the signatures required on my petition! Your completed petition must be returned to your Town Clerk by 5 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017.
Questions? Talk with your local school board members about their experiences, including the following PUTNEY WSESU Act 46 Study Committee members: