MUHS teacher’s Fulbright trip could be called off

Contradictory language in the Addison Central School District teachers’ contract and a national shortage of educators could keep Michelle Steele from taking advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime.

Top Ten 2022: Towns foster local schools

A handful of Addison County towns worked tirelessly this year to keep or gain control of their local elementary schools in an effort to ensure they’d stay open amid declining enrollment and rising education costs.

Top Ten 2022: ANWSD/MAUSD merger defeated

Despite their optimistic findings, the committee’s drafted articles of agreement sparked concerns from many community members, particularly regarding how potential school closures and consolidations would be handled in a merged district.

Two school leaders are preparing to step down

Two of Addison County’s three union school districts could find themselves searching for new superintendents early next year.

$9.7M bond for Mt. Abe is under consideration

Mount Abraham Unified School District officials are considering how to tackle an estimated $9.65 million of facilities projects at Mount Abraham Union High School, potentially by asking voters to approve a bond of up to that amount. 

RNESU OKs 3-year driver/staff contract

The contract is the first multi-year contract ratified in many year by the board and the association representing the workers.

Bond debt is affecting tech center budget plan

There’s good news and bad news for Patricia Hannaford Career Center officials as they build a fiscal year 2024 budget for the county’s career and technical education facility.

Safety concerns rise again at Bristol Elementary

Following a recent incident involving a student in crisis at Bristol Elementary School, parents and staff in the Mount Abraham Unified School District are once again asking district officials for help. 

Lincoln students given school choice

The Lincoln School Board has decided middle and high school students in Lincoln will have the freedom to decide where they go to school next year. 

Schools seeking workers: paras, subs & janitors in short supply

Public schools across Addison County have been hit by the same worker shortage that has affected most other Vermont employers. All local school districts are having difficulty hiring support staff and substitute teachers.

MAUSD sees spending fall but taxes rise

Mount Abraham Unified School District officials are anticipating a nearly 7% increase in per student spending for Fiscal Year 2024, driven by continued declining enrollment in the district and an increase in some expenses like healthcare premiums.

ACSD mulls capital bond in 2024

Addison Central School District (ACSD) directors on Monday began discussing the potential for a multi-million-dollar bond proposal to address repairs, deferred maintenance and code deficiencies within the ACSD’s nine school buildings.

North Branch students take a deep look at nature through drawing

All fall, every week, the 26 students in the Ripton school have been venturing outside with their science journals, drawing what they find in the woods, in the rivers, among the ferns and tree stumps, on the forest floor, or in the leaf-litter.

Lincoln prepares to offer supervisory union services

Some of the next steps for the LSD include staffing a central office, creating an FY24 budget for Lincoln residents to vote on next year, and finding additional funds to cover transition costs as the district works to get up and running.

ACSD FY24 budget could rise 7%

The fiscal year 2024 Addison Central School District budget will likely increase spending by 5-7% from the current year’s financial plan, ACSD Business Manager Matt Corrente told district board member on Nov. 14.