ACSD now must find three new principals

Heather Raabe, principal of Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial Elementary School, has confirmed she’ll be stepping down at the end of this academic year.

New report confirms major student unrest in the ACSD

Thanks to new software and reporting requirements, the Addison Central School District has, for the past seven months, been able to chart both minor and major K-12 student behavior incidents on its campuses. And the numbers aren’t pretty.

Mary Hogan teachers appeal for assistance

Mary Hogan Elementary School teachers have asked the Addison Central School District board for more resources — and to preserve a key, student-discipline position that’s slated to be cut this summer — in response to a growing number of student behavior is … (read more)

Letter to the editor: ACSD officials thankful for school budget support

The Addison Central School District Board would like to extend its deep gratitude to the ACSD community for its support of the FY25 budget.

County voters reject most proposed school budgets

In all school districts, boards struggled with the double-digit rising costs of health insurance for their employees, general inflation and the loss of federal money started during the pandemic.

ACSD, Career Center budgets are approved

Voters in the Addison Central School District communities of Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge went to the polls on Tuesday to approve a proposed FY’25 preK-12 spending plan of $50.6 million by a convincing 2,081-1, … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Education goals need rethinking

Despite usually approving school budgets without question, I must admit that, when I walked into the voting booth this Tuesday, my pen briefly hovered over the “no” oval for the 2025 ACSD budget.

Community Forum: Act 127 has sustainability issue

Vermont’s very well-intentioned attempt to make education funding more equitable has created confusion for school boards, school officials and taxpayers.

Letter to the editor: Act 127 won’t change budget

After reviewing the impacts of the new Act 127 transition mechanism, our review confirms that we properly developed a budget that considered the negative impact of Act 127 while at the same time responding to the other FY25 financial challenges.

Letter to the editor: ACSD board member leaving, grateful for support

I will not be running for a second term on the ACSD School Board at this time. It’s been an honor to serve with intelligent, hard-working people who share their different perspectives with confidence.

ACSD sets budget ask at $50.6M

The Addison Central School District board has agreed to present voters with a fiscal year 2025 preK-12 budget of $50.6 million, representing a 6.5% increase in total spending. 

ACSD sees unopposed seats

Four people are running unopposed for four seats on the Addison Central School District board, which governs the preK-12 public school system serving students in Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge.

‘Perfect storm’ hits ACSD spending plan

A perfect storm of expiring federal aid, inflation, rising fixed costs, new state legislation and spiraling real estate values is conspiring to make for the most challenging budget year in the relatively short history of the Addison Central School Distric … (read more)

MUMS holiday vacation extended due to water line break

A leak in a water service line last Saturday flooded Middlebury Union Middle School, and classes resumed on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Rain prompts Middlebury road closures, early school dismissal

Persistent rain flooded some roads in Middlebury on Monday, prompting the Addison Central School District to close schools in town early.