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Superintendent in quandary over UCA decision

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by Trisha Ingalls

NEWPORT — At North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU), Superintendent Elaine Collins is worried that her supervisory union may be inadvertently spending public money in a way that discriminates against the LGBTQ+ community.  The concern stems from a federal requirement for independent schools to receive cash or in-kind services under a program called “equitable services.”

“Any school that receives funds from the federal government, any school in the region that meets the poverty criteria, we’re required to pay equitable services [to them] based on a funding formula for a particular school,” Ms. Collins said,….

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