Ripton votes to rejoin Addison Central School District

One year after voting to leave the Addison Central School District, Ripton residents have voted to rejoin it.
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 7:40 AM EDT
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RIPTON, Vt. (WCAX) - One year after voting to leave the Addison Central School District, Ripton residents have voted to rejoin it.

A significant reason Ripton decided to leave ACSD in 2020 was that residents wanted a say over which schools closed.

In the ACSD, that power rests with the school board, not town voters.

Despite their leaving, the State Board of Education told Ripton they would be unfit to exist as their own independent district.

Thursday night, in a 148-89 vote, residents voted to rejoin ACSD.

This vote means their elementary school could close without a town vote based on ACSD’s articles of agreement.

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