Slate Valley voters OK school budget

Voters in the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) — which includes the town of Orwell — finally approved a 2022-2023 public education budget on Wednesday, April 13, by an 882-541 tally.

Slate Valley voters OK school budget in a revote

Voters in the Orwell-area school district endorse 2022-23 school spending plans

Slate Valley budget revote set

Residents of Orwell and the five Rutland County towns in the Slate Valley Unified Union School District next Wednesday will get a second chance to vote on a budget for the Fair Haven-area schools.

Letter to the editor: Input sought on rejected budget

We admit that Town Meeting Day’s budget vote results (Slate Valley school budget defeated) hit us harder than others.

Community forum: Slate Valley grateful to many

The overriding mission of the school board since the onset of the pandemic has been to keep our kids safe and to keep them in school.

Orwell middle schoolers could head to Fair Haven high school

ORWELL — The Orwell Village School in the fall of 2022 would start sending its seventh- and eighth-grade students to Fair Haven Union High School under a plan that’s being considered by the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) board. That m … (read more)

Revised SVUUSD budget passes by narrow margin

ORWELL — The third vote was the charm for passing a fiscal year 2021 K-12 budget for the Slate Valley Unified Union District Schools (SVUUSD), which includes Orwell. District voters on Tuesday endorsed a trimmed, $26,402,586 spending plan by a razor-thin … (read more)

Orwell-area schools plan fall reopening

ORWELL — The Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) on Tuesday announced students would return to Orwell Village School this fall.  It is part of a school re-entry plan in which students in kindergarten through 8th grade will attend classes o … (read more)

SVUUSD cuts budget for Aug. 11 revote

ORWELL — Orwell voters on Tuesday, Aug. 11, will cast ballots on a revised 2020-2021 K-12 spending plan of $26,402,586 for Slate Valley Unified Union District Schools (SVUUSD). The budget is $220,455 less than a budget proposal district residents have def … (read more)

Orwell to vote on lower school budget

ORWELL — Orwell voters will return to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 11, to cast ballots on a reduced 2020–2021 K–12 spending plan for Slate Valley Unified Union District Schools (SVUUSD). The SVUUSD board is expected to finalize a new budget number at its Ju … (read more)

SVUUSD budget FAQ for summer 2020

Slate Valley school district budget rejected again

ORWELL — Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) residents, including those in Orwell, turned out at the polls on Tuesday to again reject a proposed 2020–2021 budget of $26,623,041 for K–12 education. Only this time, the margin of defeat was w … (read more)

Orwell to take another vote on a school budget

ORWELL — Orwell voters will join their fellow Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) residents at the polls on June 9 to field the same fiscal year 2021 K-12 public education budget that was defeated by just 95 tallies back on Town Meeting Da … (read more)

SVUUSD voters nix capital plan and budget

ORWELL — Orwell residents on Tuesday joined other Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) voters in soundly defeating a proposed $59.5 million bond issue that would have, among other things, bankrolled an 8,200-square-foot addition to the Orwe … (read more)

Slate Valley district asking $59.5M for school upgrades

ORWELL — Residents in Orwell and the other five towns in the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) will vote on a $59.5 million bond referendum on March 3. The money would pay for a new, 8,200-square-foot addition for the Orwell Village Scho … (read more)

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