School board budget info: Zoom meetings; March 2 vote: Good News on Taxes From the Vernon School Board What’s the bottom line? The Vernon School Budget for fiscal year 2022 is being presented in the amount of $6,315,848 or a 0.6% decrease over our current budget. What does this mean for my taxes? Based on the most recent information from the State, we anticipate that the school property taxes you pay will be lower than last year. We estimate the decrease to be: House Site Value Estimated ​Decrease​ in School Taxes $100,000 -$28 $150,000 -$42 $200,000 -$56 $250,000 -$70 What am I voting on? “Shall the voters of the Vernon Town School District authorize the School Board to expend $6,315,848, which is the amount the Vernon Town School Board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $17,638 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 2.7% higher than spending for the current year.” If our taxes are going down, why does the ballot reference a 2.7% increase? The State of Vermont mandates that ballot questions be written using “spending per equalized student”. Bottom line is that our budget is DOWN and school taxes are estimated to be going DOWN compared to last year. Where can I get more information? The VES Board will be hosting two information sessions via ZOOM. (For both meetings, start at w​​ and click “JOIN A MEETING” in the upper right of the screen.) Monday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm Meeting ID: 818 8618 1528 Passcode: aFqE4d Monday, March 1st at 6:30 pm Meeting ID: 863 5276 0806 Passcode: J0mteF … or contact a School Board member: Kerry Amidon 254-9745 Walter Breau 254-2817 Chad Mulverhill 490-2874 Hannah Rosinski 380-1513 Kari Sparks 490-6319 Election day is Tuesday, March 2nd. If you have questions on when and where to vote, contact the Town Clerk at 257-0292 or ​​


BDCC offers Zoom info sessions about regional economic development programs

Please join us for a virtual information session where Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) staff members will provide updates on programs and projects made possible through SeVEDS strategic planning, research and investment:

  • SeVEDS municipal funding investments in regional economic development;
  • Community programs –  The Community Facilities Technical Assistance Program and Southern Vermont Economy project trainings and workshops;
  • Career development for high school students through Pipelines and Pathways Program, the Paid Internship Program, workforce training and development, and recruitment and retention efforts;
  • Business Financing such as the Micro-entrepreneur lending program, and business development technical assistance from startup to succession planning, and COVID relief and recovery for local businesses and non-profits;
  • Young Professional networking, financial wellness classes, first-time home buyer classes.
  • The 2019 CEDS – the region’s strategic economic plan;

Events will be held on three dates. Register here and share your questions in advance.

Tuesday, January 26th, 530-7pm

Friday, February 12th, 530-7pm

Monday, February 22nd, 530-7pm