State board weighs options for Lincoln

During a meeting held at Mount Abraham Union High School last week, the State Board of Education determined they need more time to decide how the Lincoln School District (LSD) will receive supervisory union services.

Ripton, back with ACSD, will fight for local control

Ripton officials are vowing to press for rule changes at the state and local levels that would give the rural community, and others like it, more of a say in the future of their tiny schools and how their students are educated.

VUES P.E. teacher breaks ground with Vermont award

Vergennes Union Elementary School Physical Education teacher Robyn Newton had plenty to smile about last week.

Loan forgiveness criteria changes

On Sept. 30, Hannah Regier called the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, the state’s nonprofit lender, seeking information about student loan relief. 

Community forum: Equity demands that we defeat the merger

If we are serious about equity — providing all children what they need to develop to their full academic potential — we need to defeat the proposed merger on Nov. 8.

Letter to the editor: MAUSD-ANWSD merger group urges people to vote

Now, it is the community’s turn. Your voice is important.

Ripton votes yes to rejoin ACSD

Residents on Thursday decided to rejoin the Middlebury-area school district after leaving it for fear of losing their elementary school.

VUES educator named Vermont Teacher of the Year

“Robyn Newton exemplifies what makes Vermont educators special,” said Secretary of Education Dan French.

Steele will bring Morocco to MUHS

Michelle Steele knows languages can open doors. Her acquisition of French as a young student led to her appreciation of other countries and cultures, not to mention her current job as a language educator at Middlebury Union High School.

Letter to the editor: Merger panel ignores input in favor of sales pitch

After attending the Merger Study Committee meeting on Sept. 20, we came away quite disturbed.

Letter to the editor: Many reasons to vote no on MAUSD-ANWSD merger

Merging would mean moving school governance even farther away from the students and their schools and communities.

Letter to the editor: Ripton’s voice could be lost

At our Ripton School Board Meeting about our upcoming Sept 29 vote, many in our community came together to hear and ask questions about the current situation. While there is no easy solution, we were able to come together and feel heard. 

Student murals celebrate their hometown

Cows, Cookie Love and Cougars, not to mention Champ, were among the top choices Ferrisburgh Central School students made last week as symbols for a school-wide art project honoring their hometown.

Ripton readies for vote on rejoining ACSD

Ripton residents on Thursday, Sept. 29, will be asked whether they’d like to end their two-year effort to separate from the Addison Central School District, a move townspeople endorsed as a way of preserving their small elementary school.

Letter to the editor: Ripton principal weighs in on upcoming referendum

We find ourselves nearing another important townwide vote on how to best educate our children given current education funding laws and state statutes.

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