" I don't think you'll ever see a board saying 'you shall do this'…
I think Act 46 is optional."
Former Governor Peter Shumlin
(who signed Act 46 into law), Vermont Pubic Radio,
Vermont Edition interview. (Sept. 29, 2016)


May 2019 Court filing on behalf of Athens et al
Click here for .pdf


Reply in opposition to the states motion to dismiss 3/20/19 Click here for .pdf

Supporting documentation 3/20/19
Click here for .pdf


Motion for Immediate Status Conference 1/14/19
Click here for .pdf


The Alliance lawsuit on behalf of 31 school boards

Motion for preliminary injunction and stay pending review of agency action and decision
on the merits and supporting memorandum of law

Athens et al. v State Board of Education 12.20.18.pdf

Athens et al. v State Board of Education - affidavits and attachments 12.20.18.pdf


Other ACT 46 Lawsuits

Elmore-Morristown file first lawsuit challenging forced Act 46 mergers - VT Digger

The Stowe, Elmore, Morrisville lawsuit

Huntington files third legal challenge to forced mergers under Act 46- VT Digger

The Huntington lawsuit