DANVILLE, Vt. — Two Vermont school boards have resumed talks of a possible merger after their voters rejected an earlier proposal.

The Caledonian Record reports (http://bit.ly/2vHR8UB ) the Cabot and Danville school boards met Monday night to discuss a possible merger.

The two school districts had originally proposed to join Twinfield under Act 46, a state law that pushes for districts to merge for greater efficiency. The proposal passed in Twinfield but failed in both Cabot and Danville.

Jackie Folsom, vice chair of Cabot’s School Board, says they are facing the possibility of losing tax incentives and state grants if they don’t merge by the fall deadline.

Danville School Board Chairman Bruce Melendy says they are also looking to save money and offer students more opportunities.

Both boards meet again Sept. 18.

Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com