Template In Opposition to Bills S.66 and H.258
Please refer to the template letter below to express your opposition to bills S.66 and H.258. Please share a personal reason that the Village School of North Bennington is important to your family and child(ren).
It is recommended that you write to Governor Phil Scott, Members of the House and Senate Education Committee, and Sponsors of the bills. Their contact information is available at the following links:
- Click here to contact Governor Phil Scott
- Click here to contact the House and Senate Education Committee members
- Click here to contact the bills’ sponsors
- Click here to contact Bennington legislators. Please keep in mind that our local legislators are in support of independent schools like the Village School of North Bennington. We want to thank them for their support.
I am writing to share my concerns with S.66 and H.258, which would prohibit most of the state’s independent schools from receiving public tuition money. Under this proposal, schools such as the Village School of North Bennington (VSNB) would cease to exist. This would be a crisis for our community and for the Vermont education system as a whole.
Schools like VSNB make it possible for ALL children within our community, specifically North Bennington and Shaftsbury District 1, to have an excellent education in a safe and inclusive learning environment.
Bills S.66 and H.258 would eliminate an invaluable and beloved community resource.
Children are at the heart of all we do. We nurture a child's curiosity, ignite enthusiasm for exploring, develop tools for inquiry, for invention, for achievement. We welcome families into a community-wide collaboration to help our children grow into their best selves - responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, makers of the future.