Survey set on sale of ACS to town

A General Election Day public survey of Addison residents could be crucial in determining the future of the town’s former central school building, which the Addison Northwest School District has offered back to the community. 

Teens collaborate on vibrant murals

This fall, all 7th- and 8th-grade students at Mount Abraham Middle School participated in a community art project resulting in three vibrant team murals now on display at the school.

Letter to the editor: Merger provides a good path for difficult situation

Merging with Mount Abe offers a pathway to new conversations and new opportunities to address our stubbornly chronic condition.

Letter to the editor: For merger vote, it’s OK to question long-held beliefs

Three years ago, I joined the Community Engagement Committee of the MAUSD school board as a volunteer because I knew the big challenges we faced as a district and I was confident our five-town community would come together to find creative solutions to th … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Ballot warning on school merger is incomplete

The MAUSD Board and Merger Committee assert our Nov. 8 vote will be on the Articles of Agreement ONLY, not whether to combine schools or move students.

Letter to the editor: ‘Stop the merger’ group’s ads are ‘disengenous’

This hysteria is being created by a group in Starksboro that is hyper focused on the perceived closure of Robinson Elementary School and nothing else.

Letter to the editor: No guarantee of cost, learning benefits with merger

Placing merger decisions in the hands of a 13-member board across nine schools and eight towns is not in the best interest of students or taxpayers.

Letter to the editor: Shoreham selectboard weighs in on ACSD issues

For the third time, the Select Board of the Town of Shoreham has not received a response or even an acknowledgment of a letter sent to the Addison County School District Board of Directors.

ACSD agrees to change rules on school closures

The Addison Central School District Board on Monday agreed to revise the ACSD charter in a manner that would give local voters more of a say in whether their schools should be closed.

Inflation affecting ACSD budget planning

The Addison Central School District Board on Monday got a sneak preview of how inflation could have a major impact on a 2023-2024 ACSD budget that’s still in its early stages of development.

Bees help MUHS class learn botany

On a chilly morning earlier this week, a class of Middlebury Union High School students stepped outside to learn about botany from a large group of winged experts — honeybees. 

Voters share questions, concerns about merger

Potential school closures and consolidations were among the concerns voiced by attendees of a merger study committee meeting held at Mount Abraham Union High School earlier this week.

Letter to the editor: Merger won’t help schools

There are better ways to improve education for all of our students and to prudently manage taxpayer dollars.

Letter to the editor: MAUSD-ANWSD merger would be detrimental

Despite the Starksboro Save our School committee’s publication of our analysis that the likely tax increase was closer to 3%, the damage had been done.

Letter to the editor: Merger of school districts premature

This merger will affect families in both districts and we deserve to better understand both the benefits and the costs of merging before we agree to this change. 

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