ANWSD to hand out $1K bonuses

VERGENNES — Almost all Addison Northwest School District employees who have been working at least 30 hours a week will be receiving $1,000 bonuses. The ANWSD board voted on Jan. 19 to pay out those bonuses to about 190 teachers, paraeducators, administrators, and office and maintenance workers, with an eye on rewarding them for their work during the challenges of the pandemic and encouraging them to stay on board. Board Chair John Stroup explained: “We recognize that the cost of living has risen at a rapid … (read more)

ANWSD spending up, but taxes seen falling

VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board this week adopted a $22,327,585 spending plan for the next school year. If backed on Town Meeting Day, it would increase spending by 3.35% over the currently approved level. Despite the proposed high … (read more)

ANWSD learns from first effort at virtual education

VERGENNES — On March 13 Vermont school districts leaned they had just a few days to organize an orderly transition to remote learning that would last until April 6. Thirteen days later it was official: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to offer “mainten … (read more)

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