An Alternative Structure

I read Jim’s last post on Tuesday evening, right before heading over to the Act 46 meeting at Barrett Hall. Jim nailed it regarding the importance of community support for education. Our schools work because our communities are committed to and engaged in their success. We serve on school boards and PTAs. We hold bake sales. We coach sports teams and robotics clubs. We volunteer and vote. We want what’s best for our students. Our local boards have put in a staggering amount of work charting a course through Act 46 that will work for our schools. Ironically, their efforts actually illustrate what could be sacrificed if these same boards were to be subsumed by a regional school board.


Best ways to reach Tim:

Cell: (802) 384-8256

Home: (802) 785-2414

Best ways to reach Jim:

Home: (802) 785-4146



Jim Masland and Tim Briglin were elected to represent the Windsor-Orange 2 district towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, and Thetford in the Vermont House of Representatives.  Their current two-year term is for 2019-2020.


Jim Masland is serving his eleventh term in the Statehouse and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee.


Tim Briglin is serving his third term in the Statehouse and is the Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.


You can find Jim and Tim's seats in the General Assembly by clicking here.  Their seat numbers are #82 and #93, respectively.


The Vermont State Legislature's website has a tremendous amount of information.  On the site, you will find information about all state representatives and state senators, bills and resolutions that have been introduced, hearing schedules and reports for House and Senate Committees, information about visiting the Statehouse, links to Vermont Statutes and Vermont's Constitution, and links to other branches of state government.