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ACSU http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/283/all en On Point In Education: Reauthorization of education law is opportunity for change http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502point-education-reauthorization-education-law-opportunity-change <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> Peter Burrows </div> </div> </div> <p> The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which spawned the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, is the central linchpin of the federal education agenda. Signed into law in 1965 by Lyndon Johnson, it has set forth federal agendas on education and has been the primary pathway for federal funding to state and local agencies.</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/28503">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502point-education-reauthorization-education-law-opportunity-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion ACSU education legislature Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:33:34 +0000 Zach Despart 28503 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Changes to ID-4 school budget, meeting sought http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502changes-id-4-school-budget-meeting-sought <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> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The ID-4 school board on Feb. 9 will weigh a request by a group of citizens to shift the date of the district&rsquo;s annual meeting and to have the Mary Hogan Elementary School budget voted by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day.</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/28409">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502changes-id-4-school-budget-meeting-sought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU budget ID-4 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:27:39 +0000 John Flowers 28409 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Few races loom in ACSU communities http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501few-races-loom-acsu-communities <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> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Local elections will rank low on the list of reasons to draw Middlebury-area residents to their respective town meetings this March.</p> <p> Candidates for local school and municipal offices had until Monday to file their petitions with their town clerks. A survey of the seven towns that make up the Addison Central Supervisory Union show there will only be a handful of contested elections when Middlebury-area residents head to the polls on Town Meeting Day, March 3.</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/28262">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501few-races-loom-acsu-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU election school boards Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:30:11 +0000 John Flowers 28262 at http://www.addisonindependent.com ACSU school budgets rising, some tax rates going up faster http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501acsu-school-budgets-rising-some-tax-rates-going-faster <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> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The proposed 2015-2016 budgets for six of the Addison Central Supervisory Union&rsquo;s seven elementary schools reflect spending increases ranging from 0.2 percent to 5.35 percent, but the impact on taxpayers in most communities will be greater due to declining enrollment and other variables.</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/28188">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501acsu-school-budgets-rising-some-tax-rates-going-faster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU budget taxes Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:21:24 +0000 Zach Despart 28188 at http://www.addisonindependent.com UD-3 on track for 1.3 percent hike http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501ud-3-track-13-percent-hike <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> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) voters in March will be asked to approve a UD-3 school spending plan of $17,287,008 for the 2015-2016 academic year, which reflects a 1.3-percent increase compared to this year.</p> <p> The UD-3 budget covers the combined annual operating expenses for Middlebury Union middle and high schools. The spending plan is fielded each year by residents in the ACSU towns that feed MUMS and MUHS: Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Salisbury, Shoreham, Ripton and Weybridge.</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/27989">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501ud-3-track-13-percent-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACSU budget UD-3 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:45:55 +0000 Zach Despart 27989 at http://www.addisonindependent.com ACSU to craft education plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407acsu-craft-education-plan <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> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Addison Central Supervisory Union officials will spend the next year creating a strategic plan, and they&rsquo;re asking for the public&rsquo;s help. The plan will, for the first time, clearly define and codify the ACSU&rsquo;s educational priorities for children educated in the district&rsquo;s seven elementary schools along with Middlebury Union middle and high schools.</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/24265">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407acsu-craft-education-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACSU Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:22:05 +0000 John Flowers 24265 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Cornwall and Bridport both need interim principals next year http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406cornwall-and-bridport-both-need-interim-principals-next-year <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23988" style="width: 60px;"><a href="/201406cornwall-and-bridport-both-need-interim-principals-next-year"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/cornwall principal0344 Hackett.thumbnail.jpg" alt="cornwall principal0344 Hackett.jpg" title="cornwall principal0344 Hackett.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="60" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Susan Hackett </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> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> CORNWALL &mdash; Two of the Addison Central Supervisory Union&rsquo;s seven elementary schools &mdash; Bridport Central and Cornwall&rsquo;s Bingham Memorial &mdash; will be led by interim leaders next year while permanent principals are being recruited this coming winter.</p> <p> Peter Burrows, ACSU superintendent, confirmed last week that former Mary Hogan Elementary School Principal Bonnie Bourne and current Ripton Elementary Principal Tracey Harrington will co-manage Bridport Central for the 2014-2015 academic year.</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/23970">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406cornwall-and-bridport-both-need-interim-principals-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACSU Bridport Cornwall Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:50:10 +0000 John Flowers 23970 at http://www.addisonindependent.com DeBlois to take the helm at Addison Central School http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404deblois-take-helm-addison-central-school <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22870" style="width: 98px;"><a href="/201404deblois-take-helm-addison-central-school"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/DeBlois new Addison Principal.thumbnail.jpg" alt="DeBlois new Addison Principal.jpg" title="DeBlois new Addison Principal.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="98" height="100" /></a></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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON &mdash; The Addison Central School Board on Thursday accepted the recommendation of its search committee and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Tom O&rsquo;Brien to bring aboard Vergennes Union High School French teacher Matthew DeBlois as the school&rsquo;s new principal.</span></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/22871">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404deblois-take-helm-addison-central-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU DuBlois Middlebury principal vergennes VUHS Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:20:35 +0000 Zach Despart 22871 at http://www.addisonindependent.com UD-3 endorses $400,000 for teams rooms addition http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403ud-3-endorses-400000-teams-rooms-addition <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22006" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201403ud-3-endorses-400000-teams-rooms-addition"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/RecCenter5.07.01 PM.thumbnail.jpg" alt="RecCenter5.07.01 PM.jpg" title="RecCenter5.07.01 PM.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ACSU RESIDENTS VOTED in favor of a bond to build an addition onto a new Middlebury recreation center that is to be erected on a 2.5-acre parcel off Creek Road. </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> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Addison Central Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday voted 1,698 to 1,343 in favor of a $400,000 bond to build a &ldquo;team rooms&rdquo; addition onto a new Middlebury recreation center that is to be erected on a 2.5-acre parcel off Creek Road.</span></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/22007">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403ud-3-endorses-400000-teams-rooms-addition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU Creek Road Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:56:24 +0000 Zach Despart 22007 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Four candidates compete for three spots on ID-4 board http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402four-candidates-compete-three-spots-id-4-board <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; While the eight-person race for three spots on the Middlebury selectboard is capturing a lot of attention during the countdown to Town Meeting Day, Middlebury voters on March 4 will also decide a four-candidate race for three, three-year terms on the Mary Hogan Elementary School board.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21880">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402four-candidates-compete-three-spots-id-4-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU Middlebury Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:38:59 +0000 Zach Despart 21880 at http://www.addisonindependent.com UD-3 school board split on cuts for MUMS http://www.addisonindependent.com/201312ud-3-school-board-split-cuts-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> MIDDLEBURY &mdash;&nbsp; UD-3 school directors will meet on Dec. 18 in hopes of finalizing a 2014-2015 budget for Middlebury Union middle and high schools that currently reflects a 2.8-percent spending increase as well as 3.2 fewer educator positions at MUMS.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20517">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201312ud-3-school-board-split-cuts-mums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACSU Featured Middlebury MUHS MUMS Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:26:03 +0000 John McCright 20517 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Change in ACSU policy to affect taxes in 7 towns http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310change-acsu-policy-effect-taxes-7-towns <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; A majority of the Addison Central Supervisory Union board on Wednesday endorsed a new assessment structure for central office expenses that is expected to slightly increase education property taxes for Middlebury residents while slightly decreasing them for the other six communities in the district.</span></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/19616">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310change-acsu-policy-effect-taxes-7-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU reassessment Tax policy Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:28:29 +0000 Zach Despart 19616 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Tax increase possible in Middlebury with ACSU plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310tax-increase-possible-middlebury-acsu-plan <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19398" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201310tax-increase-possible-middlebury-acsu-plan"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/ACSU assessment infographic 2013.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ACSU assessment infographic 2013.jpg" title="ACSU assessment infographic 2013.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="91" /></a></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> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Addison Central Supervisory Union board on Oct. 16 will consider a major change in how it assigns special education and central office expenses to the eight districts within the union, a change that would likely result in a property tax increase for Middlebury residents.</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/19399">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310tax-increase-possible-middlebury-acsu-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:05:50 +0000 Evan Johnson 19399 at http://www.addisonindependent.com ACSU to try out joint board meeting concept on Oct. 16 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310acsu-try-out-joint-board-meeting-concept-oct-16 <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 Addison Central Supervisory Union on Oct. 16 will debut a new meeting schedule that will unite all seven of the district&rsquo;s elementary boards for a single monthly gathering, rather than the multiple meetings school officials and ACSU Superintendent Peter Burrows now have to attend each month.</span></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/19264">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310acsu-try-out-joint-board-meeting-concept-oct-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACSU Middlebury school Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:57:24 +0000 Zach Despart 19264 at http://www.addisonindependent.com New superintendent bikes to seven schools on first day http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309new-superintendent-bikes-seven-schools-first-day <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18722" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201309new-superintendent-bikes-seven-schools-first-day"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/BurrowsBikeTour2874.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BurrowsBikeTour2874.jpg" title="BurrowsBikeTour2874.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"> CORNWALL FOURTH-GRADER Sarah Holmes looks up to greet Superintendent Peter Burrows during his visit to the school last Wednesday. Burrows, an avid cyclist, rode his bike to all the elementary schools in the district to greet students and spread a message about the importance of exercise. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; When Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) Superintendent Peter Burrows says he&rsquo;s going to cycle through the district&rsquo;s seven elementary schools to wish the students well on their first day of classes, he means it &mdash; literally.</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/18723">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309new-superintendent-bikes-seven-schools-first-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACSU Featured Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:08:58 +0000 Trent Campbell 18723 at http://www.addisonindependent.com