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- Along with the Vermont Department of Health’s announcement that it will test every school for lead by the end of the year, state lawmakers — who convened on Jan. 9 — are considering a proposal that outlines protocol for schools in testing and responding to problematic lead contamination levels.
- Lawmakers are also expected to discuss funding for P-12 education, with one proposal moving to eliminate the residential education property tax and, in doing so, placing more financial burden on the state income tax.
- Other potential areas of discussion include student-teacher ratios, teacher pensions, publicly funding universal pre-K and addressing an existing school consolidation law, under which the state Board of Education plans to reorganize districts that didn’t voluntarily integrate.