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School board requests law enforcement monitor meetings

November 28, 2018

WALDEN, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school board has requested law enforcement attend meetings because of safety concerns.

The Caledonian-Record reports a sheriff’s deputy monitored a Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Board meeting last week. Board Chair Lou Bushey says the officer was hired to attend meetings after a community member raised concerns about safety that stemmed from an October meeting.

During the fall meeting, the board voted to support Superintendent Mat Forest, despite the Caledonia Cooperative Education Association’s vote of no confidence. Forest went on medical leave earlier this month. Shawn Gonyaw has been appointed acting superintendent.

The increased security costs $188 for the first four hours.

Bushey says the board ultimately wants community members to feel safe at meetings.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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