WSESD New Merged School District Warns $50,000,000 Combined Budget for Guilford, Brattleboro, Dummerston and Putney Schools

WSESD Budget Vote ~ Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7pm

Residents of Putney, Brattleboro, Dummerston and Guilford are invited to join the new merged school board, Windham Southeast School District Board, for our 2019-2020 Budget Process.

The first annual meeting of the new merged board will be held on Tuesday, June 25th. Voters present at the WSESD annual meeting will vote on the new merged budget. This budget is a compilation of the five independent district budgets developed by the Guilford, Dummerston, Putney and Brattleboro Town School Boards and the BUHS District #6 School Board (Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro Area Middle School, Windham Regional Career Center).

Only those present at the Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to vote. Amendments to the budget may be made from the floor.

The combined budget for the nine schools, in our four towns, for the 2019-2020 fiscal year is $50,172,289. It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $18,139 per equalized pupil. The combined total homestead school tax rate is $1.700. Tax rates in each town will vary depending on their Common Level of Appraisal.

In preparation for the budget vote, informational sessions have been added to the schedule to offer opportunities for community members in the four towns to examine and question the new merged board about the combined budget. School Board Members from each of the four towns will be on hand to answer questions about their town schools budget and the combined merged budget.

Budget Info Sessions for Guilford, Brattleboro, Dummerston and Putney

• Tuesday, June 11th 6:30pm at Dummerston School

• Tuesday, June 18th 6:30pm at Windham Regional Career Center, Cusick Conference Room

Budget Vote

• Tuesday, June 25th 7pm at Brattleboro Union High School Gym

• Childcare will be available

For more information on school board meeting dates, and contact info please go to

“An Education of Excellence”


Brattleboro, Brattleboro Area Middle School, Brattleboro Union High School

Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, and the Windham Regional Career Center



Windham Southeast School District

53 Green St. Brattleboro Vermont 05301

Telephone: 802-254-3730

FAX: 802-254-3733

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