Edgartown selectmen Monday asked school officials to put the brakes on a proposal to change the way school choice funds are allocated through the superintendent’s shared services budget.


The all-Island school committee this week grappled with the question of how the superintendent’s budget is split among Island elementary schools. Discussion was heated at times.

Students in the up-Island school district will be given more free rein in the near future on choosing which school to attend, the district committee decided this week.

Each morning Vineyard elementary school students gather at bus stops in their towns and head off to school. But for 119 students in the school choice program, their school is not in their town.