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.

ACSD will consider new school closure rule

The Addison Central School District board has agreed to revisit the notion of amending its charter in a manner that would give the town of Ripton — and indeed all seven of its member towns — more of a say in future decisions about whether their elementary … (read more)

ACSD sets 2022 school bus routes for Middlebury-area towns plus Granville & Hancock

Look up the bus routes your child will take to school this fall.

Ripton sets Sept. 29 to vote on rejoining ACSD

Ripton residents will vote Sept. 29 on whether the town should rejoin the Addison Central School District.

Ripton to vote on rejoining ACSD

Twenty months after approving their town’s exit from the Addison Central School District, Ripton voters next month will be asked if they’d like to rejoin the fold.

State board of ed. leery of Ripton’s exit plan

If the final draft of the report is endorsed by the full state board this Friday, it would deal a major setback to Ripton’s long, arduous effort to withdraw from the Addison Central School District as a means of preserving its elementary school — one of t … (read more)

Fletcher wraps up four decades serving ACSD

Sharon Fletcher occasionally gets asked if it can get boring or monotonous working at the same job at the same location for more than four decades. Her answer is an emphatic “no.”

Planning intensifies for a new Ripton school district

Very preliminary budget modeling by the Ripton School District board indicates the town might be able to run its own K-12 public education system for an education property tax rate of $2.06 per $100 in property value during the 2023-2024 academic year — t … (read more)

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.

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.”

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)

Letter to the editor: ACSD struggles tied to decisions by leadership

If you see something, say something. That’s what we tell our students to do.

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