FCSU Act 46 Study Committee Charge

-adopted 09.16.15-

In accordance with Title 16 §706b, Act 46, and Acts 153/156, the FCSU Act 46 Study Committee shall study the benefits and challenges of forming a union district comprising the towns of Fairfield, St. Albans City and St. Albans Town.

The Committee shall engage the communities with at least one public forum held in each of the participating towns to hear community hopes and concerns during the study.  It also will make the determination as to whether the formation of a union district is advisable and should be advanced to voters.

The Committee will prepare a report for the State Board of Education including all elements required by Title 16 §706b and Act 46 in the formation of a union district.  The report should be submitted in a timely fashion to allow for a community vote, if held, to occur in March, 2016.  The report must be submitted to member districts for review and comment prior to submission to the State Board of Education.

The Articles of Agreement required in Title 16 §706b should be written to provide maximum flexibility for the newly created Board to govern the district to best represent the community a serve educational needs of the students into the future.