Colchester School District Communications specialist Dick Pecor explains the state formula for funding public education during an open house last Thursday at the Bayside Activity Center. JASON STARR

Colchester School District Communications specialist Dick Pecor explains the state formula for funding public education during an open house last Thursday at the Bayside Activity Center.
JASON STARR

‘Complex and counterintuitive’

Dick Pecor almost broke a sweat trying to explain the State of Vermont’s method of funding public education last Thursday at the Bayside Activities Center, using a wall-mounted flow chart to illustrate a system he described as complex and counterintuitive.

The Colchester School District communications specialist was leading the discussion at an open house the district convened ahead of school board meetings in November that will shape the next fiscal year’s budget. The district hopes to shed light on the interplay — or disconnect — between local spending decisions and the statewide school funding formula...READ MORE 

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