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teachers http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1451/all en ANeSU teachers: We have no confidence in Adams http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-teachers-we-have-no-confidence-adams <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> LINCOLN &mdash; A majority of faculty and staff within the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on Monday supported a vote of no confidence in Superintendent David Adams, the teachers&rsquo; union said.</p> <p> Hours after making that announcement on Tuesday, the union, the Addison Northeast Education Association, delivered to the ANeSU board the results of a climate survey it conducted, which found that staff disagree with administrators on a number of key issues.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29371">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-teachers-we-have-no-confidence-adams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln Adams ANeSU contract no-confidence teachers union Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:40:36 +0000 Zach Despart 29371 at http://www.addisonindependent.com ANeSU at odds with teachers over new contract http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-odds-teachers-over-new-contract <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; In just the first five minutes of <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503break-tradition-anesu-teacher-negotiations-now-held-public">this past Thursday&rsquo;s public negotiations</a> between the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union teachers&rsquo; union and the board of the Bristol-area schools, the public learned how far apart the two sides&rsquo; proposals are. In their opening statement, the teachers were frank in their disapproval of the board&rsquo;s first contract draft.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28881">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-odds-teachers-over-new-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol ANeSU board contract negotiations teachers Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:19:00 +0000 Zach Despart 28881 at http://www.addisonindependent.com In break from tradition, ANeSU teacher negotiations now held in public http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503break-tradition-anesu-teacher-negotiations-now-held-public <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28873" style="width: 134px;"><a href="/201503break-tradition-anesu-teacher-negotiations-now-held-public"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Talks.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Talks.jpg" title="Talks.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="134" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A TELEVISION CAMERA records the proceedings of teacher contract negotiations this past Thursday at Mount Abraham Union High School. This is the first year the school district has opened negotiations to the public. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BRISTOL &mdash; Facing each other across long rows of tables six feet apart at Mount Abraham Union High School on Thursday evening, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union teachers and school board members<a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-odds-teachers-over-new-contract"> negotiated terms for a new collective bargaining agreement</a>.</span></p> <p> Hard to miss was a NEAT TV tripod and camera between the rows of tables &mdash; an unusual sight at a teachers&rsquo; contract negotiation.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28874">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503break-tradition-anesu-teacher-negotiations-now-held-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol ANeSU Featured lawsuit open session talks teachers Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:12:20 +0000 Zach Despart 28874 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Community Forum: Make teacher health costs more fair http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411community-forum-make-teacher-health-costs-more-fair <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Stephen Dale </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is Stephen Dale, executive director of the Vermont School Boards Association.</em></p> <p> Vermont&rsquo;s school districts provide very generous health insurance benefits to their employees &mdash; among the most generous health insurance benefits available to any Vermonter. The current cost of these benefits is contributing to rapidly rising property taxes, limiting the ability of schools to invest in the education of our students.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27055">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411community-forum-make-teacher-health-costs-more-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion equity health care school board teachers Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:38:26 +0000 Zach Despart 27055 at http://www.addisonindependent.com ACSU teachers sign contract that creates salary parity at all grade levels http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404acsu-teachers-sign-contract-creates-salary-parity-all-grade-levels <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Addison Central Supervisory Union board and the three unions representing district teachers have signed off on a new, three-year agreement that affords educators average annual salary increases of around 3.6 percent and requires them to pay 15 percent of their health care premiums by the third year of the pact.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22865">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404acsu-teachers-sign-contract-creates-salary-parity-all-grade-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury contract Featured teachers Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:03:26 +0000 Zach Despart 22865 at http://www.addisonindependent.com VUHS spending plan will cut teacher jobs http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404vuhs-spending-plan-will-cut-teacher-jobs <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">VERGENNES &mdash; In a packed high school library that has become characteristic of recent board meetings, the Vergennes Union High School board on Monday evening warned a new budget that will force administrators to lay off staff.</span></p> <p> The spending proposal totals $9,417,197, which is $316,725 less than the budget Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters rejected on Town Meeting Day. It is also less than the budget for the current fiscal year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22787">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404vuhs-spending-plan-will-cut-teacher-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured Glassberg Kamman O'Brien staff reduction Taylor teachers VUHS Webbley Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:26:59 +0000 Zach Despart 22787 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: MUMS 'team model' of teaching should be preserved http://www.addisonindependent.com/201312opinion-mums-team-model-teaching-should-be-preserved <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ron Rubin </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20492">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201312opinion-mums-team-model-teaching-should-be-preserved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion MUMS teachers Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:49:58 +0000 Zach Despart 20492 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Draft budget calls for two layoffs at MUMS http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311draft-budget-calls-two-layoffs-mums <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The UD-3 school board will spend the next six weeks fine tuning the first draft of a 2014-2015 budget of $17,157,619, a spending plan that reflects a 3.45-percent increase while resulting in a reduction of&nbsp; two full-time teaching positions at Middlebury Union Middle School.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s been a positive process,&rdquo; ACSU Superintendent Peter Burrows said of the budget preparation, which will continue at the UD-3 board&rsquo;s Nov. 19 meeting.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20080">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311draft-budget-calls-two-layoffs-mums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury layoffs MUMS teachers Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Zach Despart 20080 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Carol Callahan calls it a career http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205carol-callahan-calls-it-career <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11881" style="width: 155px;"><a href="/201205carol-callahan-calls-it-career"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/carolcallahan7237.thumbnail.jpg" alt="carolcallahan7237.jpg" title="carolcallahan7237.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="155" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School third- and fourth-grade teacher Carol Callahan is retiring after serving 30 years at the Middlebury school. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Carol Callahan has divided her attention among up to 20 children for each of the past 30 years.</p> <p> Now Callahan, 65, is ready to downsize her &ldquo;brood&rdquo; &mdash; a.k.a. her students at Middlebury&rsquo;s Mary Hogan Elementary School, where she has taught since the early 1980s. Callahan will be retiring this year in order to travel and devote more time to a new young person in her life &mdash; her granddaughter Daisy, who will celebrate her first birthday next month.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11882">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205carol-callahan-calls-it-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury education Featured teachers Mon, 21 May 2012 15:25:22 +0000 John Flowers 11882 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Long-serving educators ready for last bell: Karen Florucci http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205long-serving-educators-ready-last-bell-karen-florucci <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11852" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205long-serving-educators-ready-last-bell-karen-florucci"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/karenflarucci6856.thumbnail.jpg" alt="karenflarucci6856.jpg" title="karenflarucci6856.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ADDISON CENTRAL SCHOOL teacher Karen Florucci is retiring after 25 years, most of them in the kindergarten classroom. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON &mdash; Vergennes resident Karen Florucci can&rsquo;t pin down whether she was in second or third grade when she picked out her career, but the choice stuck.</p> <p> In early June, Florucci will retire after 25 years teaching at Addison Central School, 21 in kindergarten and four in second grade.</p> <p> Before arriving at ACS, the 1972 Castleton State College graduate taught two years of elementary school in Castleton and three years at the now-shuttered Brandon Training Center, and then for four years in the 1980s operated her own kindergarten in her Vergennes home.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11853">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205long-serving-educators-ready-last-bell-karen-florucci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison education Featured teachers Thu, 17 May 2012 17:09:17 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11853 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Long-serving educators ready for last bell: Don McIntosh http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205long-serving-educators-ready-last-bell-don-mcintosh <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11850" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205long-serving-educators-ready-last-bell-don-mcintosh"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/donmcintosh6553.thumbnail.jpg" alt="donmcintosh6553.jpg" title="donmcintosh6553.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY UNION MIDDLE School physical education teacher Don McIntosh will retire this spring after 37 years teaching in Middlebury. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Don McIntosh has led three generations of Middlebury-area kids through exercises ranging from calisthenics to kickball.</p> <p> Now, after 37 years as gym teacher serving local middle school-age students, McIntosh is ready to put down his whistle. But don&rsquo;t expect him to prop up his feet in retirement, even as he approaches his 70th birthday.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11851">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205long-serving-educators-ready-last-bell-don-mcintosh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury education Featured teachers Thu, 17 May 2012 17:07:12 +0000 John Flowers 11851 at http://www.addisonindependent.com