Elementary students make art for Ukraine

Students at Ripton Elementary and Salisbury Community Schools have launched “Cards for Caring”, a service learning project to provide humanitarian relief for Ukraine. 

Ripton readies for new educational future

Ripton school officials said they’ll try to make the best of what they believe was an incorrect decision by the Vermont State Board of Education on Jan. 19 to designate the town its own supervisory district.

State board to Ripton: You’re on your own

The Vermont State Board of Education (VSBE) on Wednesday morning officially granted Ripton’s wish to become independent from the Addison Central School District. Now comes the hard part.

Could Lincoln and Ripton schools join forces?

Lincoln and Ripton, which voted last year to withdraw from their school districts, have begun exploring the idea of creating a new supervisory union to handle the administrative services they might not be able to afford individually.

ACSD board cool to Ripton rule changes

A majority of the board on Monday reiterated its opposition to amending the ACSD’s charter in a manner that would give member-communities more power in electing their board representatives and a final say on whether their own elementary schools should clo … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Ripton wants a stronger voice

As a member of Ripton’s uniquely school-less school board, a day doesn’t go by that I don’t try to summarize our strange situation to an acquaintance.

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

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

Letter to the editor: Ripton chose to exercise rights

I was astounded by Oliver Olsen’s comments in the Addison Independent article last week referring to Ripton’s withdrawal from ACSD.

Ripton gets extension on school deadline

The Vermont State Board of Education (VSBE) is giving Ripton a two-month extension to negotiate an agreement that could avert the town’s planned exit from the Addison Central School District.

Ripton school independence delayed; ACSD talks urged

RIPTON — The Vermont State Board of Education (VSBE) has asked the town of Ripton and the Addison Central School District Board to re-engage in conversations to keep Ripton within the ACSD. And the board served notice that if those talks don’t bear fruit, … (read more)

Ripton’s request for school services gets tougher

RIPTON — With the town of Ripton essentially home-free in its bid to separate from the Addison Central School District (see vote story), the tiny town now faces the huge task of finding an entity that could help it secure special education, transportation … (read more)

Aug. 31 vote crucial to Ripton school independence effort

MIDDLEBURY — Ripton’s quest for independence from the Addison Central School District (ACSD) hinges on an Aug. 31 Australian ballot vote in six communities, where residents will be asked to support a financial separation agreement that essentially calls f … (read more)

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)

New Ripton school board up for a vote

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 that faces some major tasks. Those include developing a budget to cover K-12 expenses and affiliating with a nea … (read more)

Ripton wins independence from school district

RIPTON — The Vermont State Board of Education (SBE) on Wednesday approved, by an 8-0 vote, Ripton’s request to withdraw from the Addison Central School District.The panel, by an identical vote, also agreed to the Addison Central School District’s request … (read more)

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