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Vernon schools ponder future without Vt. Yankee

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VERNON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont town that is home to the soon-to-close Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is planning for a future without the property taxes paid by the plant.

School board members are mulling staff changes, energy savings and other measures, but officials say any cuts must give careful consideration to educational standards and class sizes.

In Vernon, both school and local officials have been planning for a loss of the local taxes paid by Vermont Yankee. The plant pays about half the town's property taxes.

In planning for next year's spending school officials have been looking at projected enrollment and other measures.

School board member Mike Hebert tells the Brattleboro Reformer officials are also looking at transportation and food-service spending.

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