Starksboro votes to leave MAUSD

More than 200 registered voters turned out at the Robinson Elementary School multipurpose room to vote from the floor on a proposal to exit the Mount Abe school district, and the overwhelming majority said “yes” when the question was finally asked.

Three ACSD schools see COVID surge

Addison Central School District officials are urging vigilance and voluntary compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols — rather than mandatory masking and other restrictions — in the wake of recent, major coronavirus case spikes at three of the district’s … (read more)

Mary Hogan assistant principal picked

Stephen McKinney, a Mead, Wash., native who has spent the past seven years as an educator in China, has been named the new assistant principal of Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary School.

College picks graduation speakers

PAYPAL CEO DAN Schulman, a 1980 graduate of Middlebury College, will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater’s graduation ceremony on May 29. That ceremony is for the Class of 2022; two days later Middlebury will host an in-person ceremony for … (read more)

Hugh O’Brien Leaders chosen at VUHS

Every year, each high school in the United States may choose at least one sophomore to represent them at their state’s Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar.

VUMS student video considers youth health

Recently the Vergennes Union Middle School Student Response Team created a powerful and informative video featuring interviews with youth and adults discussing mental health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the social and political reck … (read more)

VUHS chooses five for Boys State

Five VUHS juniors, Jackson Bennett, Thane Gill, Parker Kayhart, Peyton Paquette and Shamus Rooney have been selected to attend Green Mountain Boys’ State.

VUHS girls chosen for Girl’s State

The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14 will sponsor three 11th-grade students, Jasmine Little, Emily Lowe and Carlyn Rapoport, as delegates to Vermont Girls’ State, June 18-22 at VTC in Randolph. 

Letter to the editor: Problems in schools not just the result of COVID

In a recent editorial, Angelo Lynn too simply dismisses the challenges in our schools, saying “the pandemic has upset the apple cart” and that it is “no one’s fault.”

Orwell students reach out to Ukraine

Orwell schoolchildren are hoping Vermont’s sweetest export will bring some sunshine into the lives of Ukrainian kids who are facing some of the darkest times imaginable.

$22.7M Otter Valley spending plan backed in revote

In a reversal from a Town Meeting Day vote that saw the Otter Valley Unified Union School District budget go down to defeat, 522-462, district voters on Tuesday turned out in support of the $22.7 million budget, 420-359.

Starksboro to vote on MAUSD exit

Starksboro residents are being asked to attend a May 10 special town meeting to discuss, and vote from the floor, a petitioned request that the town withdraw from the Mount Abraham Unified School District.

Dave Sharpe resigns from MAUSD board

DAVE SHARPE BRISTOL — A Bristol representative to the Mount Abraham Unified School District board, and one of its most outspoken members over the past two years, has resigned. Dave Sharpe will step down May 1, with 10 months remaining in his three-year te … (read more)

Lenox to step down as Shoreham principal

Shoreham Elementary School Principal Michael Lenox will step down at the end of this academic year in order to find another job that will give him more direct interaction with students.

ACSD approves staff bonuses

The Addison Central School District will offer retention bonuses of up to $1,000 to eligible ACSD workers to thank them for going above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to encourage them to remain in the district’s employ next … (read more)