ANWSD/MAUSD merger blueprint considers school closure

New draft articles of agreement would serve as the founding document for a proposed merger between the school districts in the northern half of Addison County.

Key issue could threaten MAUSD-ANWSD merger

The ANWSD-MAUSD Merger Study Committee gave preliminary approval to an article of agreement that would allow a future merged district to close elementary schools if certain academic and financial conditions are met.

Letter to the editor: Merger committee co-chairs explain the process

We know that many people have questions about the ANWSD/MAUSD Merger Study Committee. As non-school board committee members of the study committee, it has taken us some time to get up to speed on the issues and language of the work.

Letter to the editor: Merger panel snubs key issue

Watching the MAUSD/ANWSD Merger Study Committee (MSC) right now is like watching people evacuate a ship into rickety lifeboats without confirming that the ship is indeed sinking.

Letter to the editor: Why not VUHS as merger hub?

I want to make it perfectly clear that I am writing this letter as a tax paying citizen of Ferrisburgh and in no way as a member of the school board.

Proposed ANWSD-MAUSD merger faces bus challenges

Some kids would spend 60-90 minutes on a bus — both to and coming from schools — plus spending on busing would go up by $385,000 to $880,000.

ANWSD-MAUSD merger forum slated

The ANWSD/MAUSD Merger Study Committee invites the public to attend a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

School district merger committee delays deadline

BRISTOL — The ANWSD-MAUSD Merger Study Committee has given itself eight extra months to complete its work.The committee voted unanimously at its Tuesday night meeting to extend its workplan deadline from Town Meeting Day, March 1, to Election Day, Nov. 8, … (read more)

Deadline flexible for district merger study

BRISTOL — The ANWSD-MAUSD Merger Study Committee is not obligated to finish its work in time to warn a possible vote on Town Meeting Day, March 1, 2022, and the committee made a point of repeating this fact several times during its second meeting on Aug. … (read more)

ANWSD, MAUSD meet to talk about merger

VERGENNES — The ANWSD-MAUSD Merger Study Committee has begun its work.The group, which was created to study the advisability of a merger between the Addison Northwest School District (Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes, Waltham) and the Mount Abraham … (read more)

MAUSD, ANWSD approve study of merger options

VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Monday joined the Mount Abraham Unified School District board in backing a formal study committee to evaluate a possible future merger of the two districts. The MAUSD board had approved the study … (read more)

Vergennes-area schools to talk merger with MAUSD

VERGENNES — In the words of Addison Northwest School District Board Member Mark Koenig at the board’s Monday meeting, ANWSD is ready to enter into “talks about talking” about cooperating with the Mount Abraham Unified School District. Those talks could le … (read more)

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