Meeting All Kids’ Needs: Vermont School Funding

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Equitable public education is the focus of a public program with Stephanie Yu, Deputy Director of the Public Assets Institute on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Commons @ BALE, 35 S. Windsor Street in South Royalton.

Sponsored by BALE (Building A Local Economy), Yu’s talk, titled “Meeting All Kids’ Needs:steph yu Vermont School Funding” is the perfect opportunity for area school boards, Selectboards, teachers, school administrators and legislators to engage in this vital dialogue. The program includes discussion on the moral foundation of public education, how Vermont’s equitable education funding system works, the principles underpinning it, and how it can best serve all Vermont’s children. There will also be an opportunity to discuss what’s next for school funding in Vermont.

In its work on Vermont’s tax and budget policy, the Public Assets Institute, a nonprofit policy and research group based in Montpelier focuses on the areas of health care finance, education finance, and family economic security. They provide facts, analyses, and policy ideas to inform and stimulate public discussion about how Vermont can be a state that works for all of its residents

Stephanie Yu has worked as both a public sector fiscal analyst and a private sector financial analyst. She also has experience in the executive branch of state government, as the Budget Manager for the Michigan Department of Treasury and the Executive Director of the West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service.

She has a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of Southern California. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University. She currently resides in Burlington with her family. Despite her wandering past, as a native New Englander she has rooted for the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins all her life.

This program is free and open to all. For more information, contact Chris at 802-498-8438.

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