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May 12th, 2016
ADDISON — The Addison Central School board agreed last week to hire as its next principal a Bristol Elementary School teacher who also coordinates its Afterschool Expanded Learning Program.
Travis Park, who in 2007 earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Utah Valley State College and in 2011 received his master’s in education administration from New England College, will this summer replace Matthew DeBlois. DeBlois was recently hired as the new Vergennes Union Elementary School principal.
BRISTOL — Bristol voters passed a $1.1 million bond Tuesday to upgrade and extend the town’s water system. The vote passed by a count of 209 for and 133 against.
Bristol officials were happy that residents supported not only fixing infrastructure, but also supported a system extension that will help make possible construction of a proposed business park.
ORWELL — Orwell school officials are projecting a June revote on the question of whether the community should join five Rutland County towns in forming a “Slate Valley Unified Union School District” that would be governed by a single board presiding over a global education budget for all of the schools in the new union.
BRISTOL — The two finalists for Bristol Elementary School’s principal job met with faculty, staff, students, parents and community members at a meet-and-greet at the school Wednesday evening; one face was familiar to locals and the other was new to the area.
BRISTOL — Monday night’s Act 46 forum for the five towns in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union drew appreciation for the intensely detailed work the ANeSU Act 46 Committee is engaged in.
It also saw a fair heap of skepticism as to the potential benefits of school district unification and a series of eloquent and impassioned defenses of the value and mechanisms of local control.
NEW HAVEN — In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president of its United States to begin his first term in office. Microsoft released their newest technology, Windows 3.1. “Aladdin” and “Wayne’s World” packed movie theaters, while Pearl Jam and Nirvana rocked the boom box.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union will hold a series of meetings throughout the district during the next three weeks to explain, and accept feedback on, a proposal to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in the Middlebury-area school district.
MONTPELIER — The adjournment of Vermont Legislature this past Saturday night marked the closing of Rep. Betty Nuovo’s three-decade career representing Middlebury in the Vermont House of Representatives.