MAUSD still seeking central office

Mount Abraham Unified School District officials are once again exploring options for the future of the district’s central office after voters on Town Meeting Day overwhelming opposed the proposed purchase of the building that houses MAUSD’s current office. The vote against went 1,615-820. 

Mt. Abe lowers budget by $1.3M

The Mount Abraham Unified School District Board on Monday adopted a revised spending plan for fiscal year 2025, and asked district voters to approve it on April 16. 

MAUSD board aims to reduce tax rate increase

Voters in the Mount Abraham Unified School District could field another spending plan for the 2024-2025 academic year before the end of this month, with district officials eyeing March 26 as a possible revote date. 

County voters reject most proposed school budgets

In all school districts, boards struggled with the double-digit rising costs of health insurance for their employees, general inflation and the loss of federal money started during the pandemic.

Mt. Abe’s spending plan falls 228 votes short

Voters in the Mount Abraham Unified School District on Town Meeting Day narrowly defeated the proposed district budget for the 2024-2025 academic year and opposed by a much larger margin the purchase of the building that houses the district’s central offi … (read more)

MAUSD fighting racism with book group

The Mount Abraham Unified School District wants to start conversations about diversity, equity and efforts to address racism in the district and broader community.

Act 127 changes unlikely to harm MAUSD

The Mount Abraham Unified School District board this past Thursday, Feb. 8, got a look at how anticipated changes to Vermont’s new education funding law, Act 127, are expected to affect school tax rates in the district’s four member towns. 

MAUSD budget tweaks still possible

The Mount Abraham Unified School District board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, to give board members a chance to reevaluate the proposed district budget for fiscal year 2025 in the wake of anticipated 11th-hour changes to Vermont’s new s … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Becoming a mentor is helpful and empowering

January is National Mentor Month, and I am writing to express and share the joy and fulfillment of being a mentor in the MAUSD mentor program with the hope that others in the community will consider joining or supporting this important program.

Mount Abe sees rise in school spending

The Mount Abraham Unified School District board on Tuesday adopted a $37,014,566 budget for fiscal year 2025 that, if approved by voters in March, would increase total spending by $3,145,666, or 9.29% over the current year. 

MAUSD board will have three openings

The Mount Abraham Unified School District Board will welcome at least a few new faces this spring, as three longtime board members have decided they will not seek re-election when their terms expire in March. 

Racist incident at Bristol Elementary sparks response

Over three dozen community members stood before the Mount Abraham Unified School Board on Tuesday, united in their plea for district officials to instate anti-racist education for teachers and staff and curriculum for students following a recent incident … (read more)

MAUSD board chair clarifies situation

I’m writing to bring you up to speed on a couple of district issues and to provide information about several noteworthy developments in our school system.

Letter to the editor: Don’t move the 6th-graders

It was encouraging to hear board members at a recent meeting of the Mt. Abraham Unified School District express skepticism of the proposal to move 6th grade students to the Mt. Abe Middle School/High School.

MAUSD community weighs in on FY’25 budget

Members of the Mount Abraham Unified School District community last week got a glimpse at what the district’s FY’25 budget could look like and were invited to share their priorities and suggestions for spending in the upcoming fiscal year.  

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