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.

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.

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.

ACSD to consider increase in stipends for board members

The Addison Central School District (ASCD) board has begun discussing whether members are due a raise — particularly when one compares their $500 annual stipend to the nominal compensation other Vermont school directors receive.

ACSD still grappling with charter change

The Addison Central School Board has again deferred a decision on whether Middlebury-area residents should be able to vote on the potential future closure of any district schools.

Letter to the editor: ACSD board member explains charter change views

I think it’s important to consider the perspective of someone who values the entirety of ACSD as much as citizens behind the Save Our Schools movement love their individual towns.

Letter to the editor: Give public say on school’s fate

Asking the entire district to vote on the fate of a single town’s elementary school feels like it will pit towns against one another.

ACSD looking at $110M repair bill for school buildings

The ACSD board later this month will receive a major tutorial on the scope of basic capital improvements needed at the district’s seven elementary schools, along with Middlebury Union middle and high schools, based on a recent study of those buildings by … (read more)

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.

Editorial: Hard-earned progress at ACSD

It’s heartening that the ACSD board has agreed in principle to modify article 14 of its charter agreement to allow the towns of small schools a larger voice in whether to close a school.

Ripton, back with ACSD, will fight for local control

Ripton officials are vowing to press for rule changes at the state and local levels that would give the rural community, and others like it, more of a say in the future of their tiny schools and how their students are educated.

Ripton votes yes to rejoin ACSD

Residents on Thursday decided to rejoin the Middlebury-area school district after leaving it for fear of losing their elementary school.

Letter to the editor: Ripton’s voice could be lost

At our Ripton School Board Meeting about our upcoming Sept 29 vote, many in our community came together to hear and ask questions about the current situation. While there is no easy solution, we were able to come together and feel heard. 

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.

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