Act 46

Act 46 is the Vermont State Law which is forcing consolidation in school districts throughout the state.  An informational meeting was held at the Sunderland Elementary School on October 21st and the handouts can be found below.

Videos of all Act 46 Meetings can be found at the GNAT site for Act 46

Act 46 Informational Page created by the Northshire Merger Study Committee

Act 46 FAQ’s from the Northshire Merger Study Committee

October Act 46 Newsletter

August Act 46 Newsletter


The Northshire Merger Committee continues to meet and develop the proposal that will be sent to the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) for approval. Throughout the fall we will begin to hold public forums in each community to elicit public comments and questions. We continue trying to get the information about Act 46 and its potential impacts on our communities out to our community members as efficiently as possible. We have a website and a facebook page and have our regularly scheduled meeting dates and agendas posted on the BRSU website and our meetings are recorded and aired on GNAT-TV. It is important for each of us to learn as much as we can about this issue and to be involved. Below, I have provided a list of opportunities for you to learn more about Act 46 and the work of the Merger Committee. I welcome you to attend one of our upcoming meetings that will be held in Sunderland, please see the dates and times listed below.

Tuesday, September 6th at 5:30 p.m. –Act 46 FAQ handouts and a committee representative from the Northshire Merger Study will be present at Sunderland Elementary School’s Back to School Night. This will be held at the school.
Thursday, September 8th at 6 p.m. –The next regularly scheduled Act 46 Northshire Merger Study Meeting will be held at Sunderland Elementary School. This is a good time for individuals in the community, who are interested in the work of the committee, to attend.
Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. — The next regularly scheduled Sunderland School Board Meeting will be held at Sunderland Elementary School. The continued discussion of possible busing for all of Sunderland’s present 7th through 12th grade students is the key item on the agenda.
Want more info? Go to our website at or watch us on GNAT-TV
Have questions or suggestions? Contact committee chair Jon Wilson at
Contact your local representatives– Jen Rosenthal (Sunderland: or
Nancy Wolf (Sunderland:
Want updates? Follow us on Facebook by entering Northshire Merger Study Committee in the search bar.
Want to know when our next meeting is going to be held? Go to Meeting Portal – Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union, Vermont

July Newsletter About Act 46

Act 46 Status Sheet for Sunderland

Sunderland Act 46 Options

Video of the meeting provided by GNAT-TV:  October 21, 2015 – School board Meeting Video

Act 46 Sunderland Merger Options

Summary notes from Community Forum Meeting October 21