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Vt. Board of Education to take up school proposal

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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Board of Education is expected to take up a proposal in North Bennington to close a public elementary school and re-open it as an independent school.

The proposal is expected to come up Tuesday.

Residents voted at town meeting last year to close the North Bennington Graded School by the end of the year, then lease it to the Village School of North Bennington. That was postponed after the board tabled the application.

In October, voters approved the change for 2013. But some opponents petitioned for a re-revote, and residents approved the measure again.

Eva Chatterjee-Sutton of independent school board tells Vermont Public Radio its nonprofit status will allow it to attract charitable gifts, to preserve its programs and standards without adding to local tax burdens.

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