Letter to the editor: Orwell readies for budget vote

We are maintaining the same spending figure because we believe that this is the absolute minimum amount of money needed to run our educational programs, keep our facilities from falling into further disrepair, and maintain a safe learning environment.

UPDATED: Slate Valley school spending fails for 3rd time

The absence of an approved FY’25 spending plan pushes SVUUSD closer to the prospect of having to borrow funds to at least begin the next budget cycle, which begins July 1.

Orwell voters field third Slate Valley budget on May 9

Orwell residents will join neighboring towns in Rutland County in making a trip to the polls on Thursday, May 9, to take a third crack at passing a fiscal year 2025 spending plan for the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD).

Editorial: SVUUSD faces double jeopardy

Residents of the Slate Valley Unified Union School District, which serves Orwell and the northwestern part of Rutland County, face tough sledding in getting its school budget passed on a third attempt next Thursday, May 9.

Despite revisions, Slate Valley school budget defeated

Following the second rejection of a spending plan for the school district that serves Orwell late last week, officials hope to float a third spending proposal next month.

Letter to the editor: Give students needed support

One of the most important things we can do as a community is educate our children.

Community Forum: SVUUSD budget deserves support

Members of the school board have tried to gather information as to why this budget proposal, with an increase of less than one percent in spending per weighted pupil, and an equalized tax rate decrease of less than one percent, was unacceptable to 59% of … (read more)

Residents show strong backing for their schools

Addison County residents showed strong support for education on Tuesday, when all local school budgets passed, four out of five by large margins. 

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)