MAUSD responds to crisis in Bristol

School board members, staff, parents and community members were looking for answers when the MAUSD board convened a special meeting this past Thursday, Oct. 21.

Letter to the editor: Pay attention to the needs at BES and all local schools

Save Community Schools supports the staff, students and families of Bristol Elementary School.

Community forum: BES problems merit drastic action

That one incident is merely a culminating example of policy and communication issues and utter ineptness that have plagued our district for several years.

Ways of seeing: Student discipline has been in flux

When my daughter started at Bristol Elementary I realized things have changed a lot since I went to school there. 

Letter to the editor: BES problems predate COVID

I was a classroom teacher at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro from 1999 until this past June.

Bristol parent speaks out about BES

When Kelly Hedley, a parent in the Mount Abraham Unified School District, spoke at last week’s school board meeting in the high school cafeteria, she stood alone.

School boards walk a fine line at meetings

School boards face a number of challenges when they need to communicate or hear testimony about issues that might involve individual students or employees.

Editorial: Schools make a plea for support, patience & understanding

Vermont residents wouldn’t be wrong to look at the state of our schools today and surmise they are in crisis.

Letter to the editor: BES cuts led to current unrest

Recent events at Bristol Elementary School have caused me to be very concerned about the school that my 9-year-old grandson attends.

Letter to the editor: MAUSD’s coaching system is failing children

I was a classroom teacher at Bristol Elementary School from 1996-2018. I am deeply saddened to hear about the recent events at the school. I am also, unfortunately, not surprised.

Letter to the editor: Schools need different governing structure

As a former special education teacher, I was dismayed, saddened and angry as I listened to teachers at the Oct. 12 Mount Abraham Union School District school board meeting.

Letter to the editor: Parents must get involved in schools

Today I saw that a local town has elementary students who terrorize the classrooms, including the teachers, and get away with it. Huh? You are kidding me, right?

Bristol Elementary teachers beg for help

A Bristol Elementary School teacher broke down in tears during Tuesday night’s school board meeting as she tried to describe an incident she and her students had experienced the previous Thursday.

Bristol Elementary teachers raise concerns about ‘unsafe conditions’

Teachers spoke of incidents in recent days and weeks when “children were hiding and crying in fear and staff members were injured.

Bristol Elementary hires new principal

BRISTOL — In July a new face will be roaming the halls of Bristol Elementary School.David Wells, who is currently the superintendent of the Barre Unified Union School District, has been hired as interim principal at the school, following the resignation o … (read more)