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.

New adventures await Salisbury principal Canales

With 39 years now spent in education, Fernanda Canales is ready to graduate to a new raison d’etre outside of a school building.

Sears named next Salisbury School principal

Longtime Addison Central School District educator Bjarki Sears has been named the next principal of the Salisbury Community School.

Letter to the editor: School board elections had broad implications

We want to thank our community for the overwhelming support on election day, and we look forward to serving on the ACSD School Board.

Letter to the editor: ACSD parents seeks clarity on district vision

Addison Central School District, what is your vision?

Letter to the editor: Onward, upward in the ACSD

Thanks to our community for supporting our fiscal year 2023 Addison Central School District budget! This budget enables us to continue to support our students in the many ways that ACSD staff do, and to respond to the growing impacts the pandemic has had … (read more)

Most county schools to drop mask requirement March 14

Wearing masks will become optional in Addison Central School District schools soon.

Editorial: Votes demonstrate the populist appeal of self-determination

From an editor’s perspective, the school board elections in Addison Central School District and the decision by the four-member towns of the Mount Abraham Unified School District to approve Lincoln’s exit from the district were the most noteworthy of this … (read more)

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