From a general survey of Vermont school budget problems:
Ripton school directors are proposing a 3.29-percent decrease in 2010-2011
spending, with a $780,699 spending plan to serve a student body pegged at around
43 students next year. That enrollment figure would be down four students from
School officials pared a paraprofessional position from the
staff to help lower the spending plan. In spite of those efforts, Ripton’s K-12
education property tax rate is expected to rise by 5.13 percent, due largely to
a drop in the CLA and declining enrollment.