Founding Documents

The founding documents, including the entire Articles of Agreement for Dover and Wardsboro, dated December 20, 2016 and approved by the State of Vermont Agency of Education under Act 46, are available to anyone as a WORD.docx files. Note that the Articles of Agreement is a lot of pages (be sure you really want all of it if you are trying to print out a copy).

You should be able to open the files with no sign in or registering for a Google account. If not, go to this page for help.

EXCERPT from Articles of Agreement Article 12 - Establishment of Unified District and Operating Authority

the Unified District shall have and exercise all of the authority which is necessary in order for it to prepare for full educational operations beginning on July 1, 2019. The Unified District shall, between the date of its organizational meeting under 16 VSA §706j and June 30, 2019, develop school district policies, adopt curriculum, educational programs, assessment measures and reporting procedures in order to fulfill the Education Quality Standards (State Board Rule 2000), prepare for and negotiate contractual agreements, set the school calendar for Fiscal Year 2020, prepare and present the budget for Fiscal Year 2020, prepare for the Unified District Annual Meeting(s) and transact any other lawful business that comes before the Board, provided, however, that the exercise of such authority by the Unified District shall not be construed to limit or alter the authority and/or responsibilities of the School Districts of Dover, [Marlboro,] and Wardsboro.  The Unified District shall commence full educational operations on July 1, 2019.

To learn the full details of how this Agreement between Dover and Wardsboro was reached, view the blog of the Act 46 Elementary Study Committee here.