New York educator with Vermont ties to lead ACSD

The Addison Central School District on Monday hired Wendy Baker to be its new superintendent beginning next July.

Dustin Hunt makes the move to MUMS

Dustin Hunt always knew he wanted to work with children in the field of athletics. He got an opportunity to do just that during a 14-year stint with Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department (MPRD), five of those years as its superintendent.

Lincoln hires head of schools

The Lincoln School District board has hired its first superintendent.

ACSD to pick superintendent

The Addison Central School District board on Monday, Nov. 27, is scheduled to consider the appointment of a new, permanent superintendent.

Letter to the editor: Challenge of ACSD explained

John Flowers’ article in the November 16th edition of the Independent mentioned that I had hired a lawyer to challenge the Addison Central School District’s decision to make its superintendent search confidential. I wanted to take a moment to provide a bi … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Radical changes needed to restore public education

I recently had the privilege of a briefing by a very senior official re: the challenges facing Vermont’s public school system. They form a dark cloud.

Survey: Most school districts conduct open superintendent searches

The Addison Central School District board is expected to name a new superintendent early next month after having spent many hours following a search process that included a consultant and various community stakeholders — all of whom have been sworn to sec … (read more)

ACSD board member receives an incivility complaint

The Addison Central School District’s executive committee has put a board member “on notice” that “disrespecting board colleagues during board and committee meetings will not be tolerated.”

RNESU staff honored for their excellence

Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union recently celebrated staff members who have made outstanding contributions and have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence at RNESU. 

Vergennes students learn as they help others

A new, multi-grade Vergennes Union Middle School course asks its students to work in groups on hands-on service learning projects that range from building bat boxes to boosting gender equality.

ACSD ramps up superintendent search

Members of the Addison Central School District board and representatives of other ACSD stakeholder groups will get a chance on Nov. 13-15 to personally size up and question three finalists seeking to become the district’s next superintendent.

College’s Climate Action Program gets a boost

The Climate Action Program supports students in their efforts to tackle climate change through paid fellowships, connections with Middlebury alumni and a variety of other offerings.

Fixed costs add challenges to ACSD budgeting

Addison Central School District leaders during the next two months will put their math skills to the test as they try to craft a fiscal year 2025 spending plan that maintains current educational services without breaking Middlebury-area taxpayers.

MAUSD identifies budget drivers

The Mount Abraham Unified School District Board on Tuesday got a first look at anticipated drivers of the district’s spending plan for FY25 and set a goal of limiting the increase in spending per equalized pupil to less than 10% in the upcoming fiscal yea … (read more)

Lincoln School District launches superintendent search

A search committee made up of community members and district officials will help facilitate that search over the next month and identify a candidate to begin leading the one-town district at the start of next year.