ANWSD holds firm on its adjusted budget

While lawmakers in Montpelier last week debated last-minute changes in the state’s school-funding laws, the Addison Northwest School Board met on Feb. 12 and decided not to make further adjustments to the $28,232,078 spending plan it’ll put before voters on March 5. 

ANWSD students schooled in circus arts

You might not think of circus skills such as juggling, plate-spinning and clowning as educational activities. Administrators, family members and students at Vergennes Union Elementary and Ferrisburgh Central schools would beg to differ after Troy Wunderle … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Don’t use CLA as smokescreen

Regarding the Jan. 25 article in the Independent: “ANWSD board opts for bigger budget,” the article stated, “…Chair John Stroup said school officials will have to work hard to explain that spending is not really what’s driving the tax rates so much higher … (read more)

ANWSD board cuts $750K from ’24-’25 budget

The Addison Northwest School District board at a Monday special meeting voted to remove $750,000 of funding for capital improvements from the budget it approved on Jan. 17. 

Community Forum: Act 127 fuels school funding woes

I am here to provide testimony on behalf of the Addison Northwest School District regarding the implications of ACT 127 on the FY25 budgeting process.

ANWSD board opts for bigger budget

Residents of the five towns in the Addison Northwest School District in March will vote on a proposed $28,982,078 spending plan for the 2024-2025 (FY25) school year. If approved on Town Meeting Day, it would increase spending by about $3.68 million, or 14 … (read more)

ANWSD mulls 5% spending hike

The Addison Northwest School District Board took a second look at a draft Fiscal Year 2024-25 budget at a Monday Zoom meeting.

UPDATED: Juvenile shoots, kills Waltham woman; school mourns loss of beloved bus driver

Police have not yet determined whether they will charge a youth in the killing of a Waltham woman during a fight this past Friday.

ANWSD hires new leadership

The Addison Northwest School District has filled several key leadership positions, including a middle school principal at Vergennes Union High School, an assistant principal at Vergennes Union Elementary School, and a new district-wide Coordinator of Equi … (read more)

ANWSD teachers make contract deal

The Addison Northwest School District Board and the Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association recently reached an agreement for a three-year contract running though the 2025-2026 school year that, according to a joint press release, will boost teachers’ pay … (read more)

UPDATED: ANWSD explains why transgender opponent allowed to speak at VUHS

A group advocating “parents’ rights” to host anti-transgender advocate speaker at school library next week.

Letter to the editor: Student event was inspiring

Thank you to the students, staff and Monica Desrochers of the Addison Northwest School District who put on the Together in Belonging Community Discussion with students this past Wednesday evening in the Vergennes Union High School library.

Countywide bus contract yields mixed results

Addison County’s three unified school districts are employing a “strength in numbers” strategy to get what they hope will be a better deal for student transportation than if they continued to broker their own deals.

Students score big at Vt. History Day

Sixteen Addison Northwest School District students competed and excelled in the Vermont Historical Society’s annual Vermont History Day Contest, held at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center on Saturday, April 8. 

ANWSD, teachers reach impasse

The Addison Northwest School District Board and the union representing teachers in the Vergennes-area schools have reached an impasse in their collective bargaining negotiations.