Residents show strong backing for their schools

Addison County residents showed strong support for education on Tuesday, when all local school budgets passed, four out of five by large margins. 

MAUSD boosts its student support

The Mount Abraham Unified School District has hired Beth McGeorge to helm the district’s student support services. 

Letter to the editor: MAUSD and community need to rebuild trust

The past several years have been traumatic for our Mount Abraham Unified School District educational community.

MAUSD spending up, but tax rate is falling

The Mount Abraham Unified School District board has an adopted a budget for fiscal year 2024 to put before voters that, despite a 15.52% increase in the cost per equalized pupil, is expected to translate into a decrease in the education tax rate for the r … (read more)

Three at the buzzer lifts Otter boys’ basketball over Eagles

About two seconds remained in the boys’ basketball game at Mount Abraham Friday evening when Otter Valley Union High School freshman guard Connor Denis launched a contested three-pointer from the arc’s right side.

Top Ten 2022: ANWSD/MAUSD merger defeated

Despite their optimistic findings, the committee’s drafted articles of agreement sparked concerns from many community members, particularly regarding how potential school closures and consolidations would be handled in a merged district.

Two school leaders are preparing to step down

Two of Addison County’s three union school districts could find themselves searching for new superintendents early next year.

$9.7M bond for Mt. Abe is under consideration

Mount Abraham Unified School District officials are considering how to tackle an estimated $9.65 million of facilities projects at Mount Abraham Union High School, potentially by asking voters to approve a bond of up to that amount. 

Safety concerns rise again at Bristol Elementary

Following a recent incident involving a student in crisis at Bristol Elementary School, parents and staff in the Mount Abraham Unified School District are once again asking district officials for help. 

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.

MAUSD sees spending fall but taxes rise

Mount Abraham Unified School District officials are anticipating a nearly 7% increase in per student spending for Fiscal Year 2024, driven by continued declining enrollment in the district and an increase in some expenses like healthcare premiums.

Lincoln prepares to offer supervisory union services

Some of the next steps for the LSD include staffing a central office, creating an FY24 budget for Lincoln residents to vote on next year, and finding additional funds to cover transition costs as the district works to get up and running.

Letter to the editor: Merger vote a major lesson

Perhaps an even bigger surprise came at the beginning of the Nov. 16 Board of Education meeting when the panel accepted Oliver Olsen’s resignation.

Letter to the editor: School district merger fans, foes share same goals

While we may disagree on solutions, we acknowledge our school districts face many difficult problems that are not easy to fix. 

State Board directs Lincoln to manage its own school services

The Vermont State Board of Education has determined the best way for Lincoln to provide students with supervisory union services like special education and transportation is to do so on its own.