Mount Abe district seeks Bristol resident for school board seat

BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Unified School District board is looking for a Bristol resident to fill the school board seat vacated by Annie Denny last month.Denny, who was elected to the board in 2020, resigned on Aug. 23, citing work-life balance issues.“I will always value my time on the board,” Denny told the Independent in an email. “I learned so much and I got to know incredible people. Unfortunately, like everyone else, this last year has turned my world upside down and I find myself pulled in so many … (read more)

MAUSD withholds school consolidation financial information

BRISTOL — This fall, as a subcommittee of the Mount Abraham Unified School District board discussed which school-closure and other cost-saving options it should recommend to Superintendent Patrick Reen, Starksboro resident Herb Olson showed up to meeting … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Current ACSD board backed

On the cusp of the vote for the Addison Central School District Board, two challengers have announced that they are running against incumbents Victoria Jette, Mary Gill and Jennifer Nuceder. The challengers’ ads claim a platform of “transparency,” but the … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Jette deserves another term on ACSD board

I am writing to wholeheartedly support Victoria Jette for re-election to the school board. Victoria is a thoughtful, open-minded, collaborative person. She has dedicated countless hours to the Board and has three children in the three schools. She underst … (read more)

Ellie Bishop sets her sights on ACSD board post

SALISBURY — Ellie Bishop has gotten to know the Addison Central School District through the educational experiences of her four children, currently attending grades kindergarten through 9. Now the Salisbury resident hopes to get a direct say in how the di … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Addy Indy treated ANWSD board unfairly before vote

Your editorial “Let small schools prove themselves” and the article written by Mr. Ross “Addison gears up for school closure fight” (both published in the Independent on Oct. 24) made me sick to my stomach, due to both the lack of investigative reporting … (read more)

Letter to the editor: ANWSD board explains school merger rationale

We, the elected members of the Addison Northwest School District board, are parents, community members, and dedicated public servants. We are tasked with ensuring a rich and robust education for all district students in a way that is affordable to our com … (read more)