However they feel about it, it's not a surprise.

The Bennington Banner reports that's how those involved in the years-long wrangling over compliance with Vermont’s Act 46 described their reaction to a proposed plan for school governance issued last week that would merge four area elementary school districts.

The plan, known as the Section 10 report, provides recommendations for governing school districts and groups of districts in the state that have not merged. The report was released June 1 by Acting Secretary of Education Heather Bouchey.

The report is essentially a recommendation to the state Board of Education, which has the authority to put the recommended mergers into effect.