Letter to the editor: Doria, McCallum would serve ACSD with integrity

As a current school board member, I am pleased to announce my support for Joanna Doria and Jamie McCallum for ACSD Board.

Letter to the editor: Doria, McCallum social justice vision vital to ACSD

In addition to being local parents and educators, Joanna and Jamie are committed to a vision for a just, multiracial democracy that works for all.

Letter to the editor: Ripton defines expectations for staying in the ACSD

A summary and update of Ripton’s ongoing withdrawal efforts.

Ripton elects school board members

RIPTON — Just 69 Ripton voters cast ballots on June 30 in the suspense-free election of its first local school board in five years.The ballot featured three candidates — each one running unopposed for terms ranging in length from one to three years. When … (read more)

Meet the Ripton School Board’s members-to-be

RIPTON — Residents of the newly minted, independent school district of Ripton will go to the polls on June 30 to form a new local school board. As previously reported, three candidates will appear on the ballot for three spots on the Ripton School Board.S … (read more)

Letter to the editor: If we don’t trust ACSD leaders we should withdraw

Over the last few years, school consolidation has been a contentious issue in Addison County and across Vermont. For many of us, it has taken up a tremendous amount of mental energy, time, and resources; sometimes, it feels like every step forward is foll … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Small schools shouldn’t be condemned to closure

Last week’s op-ed, “ACSD must change, or face woeful cuts,” raises some important points. Yes, the district is at the excess spending threshold the state has mandated. For every dollar above the EST, we will be double-taxed. What’s missing in this op-ed, … (read more)

Letter to the editor: ACSD petitions are about creating democratic framework

Editor’s note: This is a letter sent to the Addison Central School District board and Superintendent Peter Burrows, and copied to the Independent. It deals with a topic that the board addressed on Tuesday and the Independent covered in today’s edition (se … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Democratic, open process is best for schools

Writing helps me process life, and, because I am a slow processor, I tend to find myself putting words down in order to gain clarity and empathy for other people’s viewpoints. Last Wednesday, in the conference room at the Middlebury Town Offices, I sat am … (read more)

Letter to the editor: ACSD charter change backed

Dear Addison Central School District Community, If you’re a registered voter in one of our towns, you might have been approached, sometime in the last few weeks, to sign two petitions. For those of you haven’t been approached yet, I wanted to express some … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Rural schools are important for ACSD curriculum

This letter was written to the ACSD Board and Superintendent Burrows and shared with the Addison Independent. It’s the end of September, and, for me, that means my four-year-old has just completed her first month of school in the Ripton Pre-K classroom. T … (read more)