Tag Archives: Agency of Education

Local News
August 22, 2018

Barnard, Orwell fight school consolidation

By Curt Peterson

In June the Agency of Education made “recommendations” for over 90 local school districts that wish to avoid consolidation with merged districts under ACT 46. AoE recommended 18 districts for “forced merger.”

The final decision will be made by the state Board…

Local News
August 9, 2018

Barnard school seeks independence

By Curt Peterson

BARNARD—The Barnard School Board expects the Vermont Board of Education (BoE) to accept recommendation by the Agency of Education (AoE) to force the school to join the Windsor Central Modified Unified Union School District.

A decision is due Nov. 30.

Pamela Fraser…

State News
August 8, 2018

Gov. Scott names Dan French as Vermont’s next education secretary

By Lola Duffort/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott has named Dan French, a veteran Vermont schools superintendent, to be the state’s next education secretary.

Scott has made cost-containment his hallmark education priority, and during a press conference Thursday, Aug. 2 announcing French’s appointment, he reiterated the need…

Local News
May 30, 2018

Stern to challenge incumbent governor Scott

By Stephen Seitz

CAVENDISH—Republican gubernatorial candidate Keith Stern brought his campaign to Cavendish on May 24, where he discussed what was on the minds of area voters.

Don Shattuck, like Stern a Springfield resident, shared a beef he had with the…

State News
September 6, 2017

Governor proclaims September ‘School Safety Month’

By Cyrus Ready-Campbell, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott signed a proclamation Friday, Sept. 1, declaring September to be School Safety Month in Vermont. Scott and state education and safety officials gathered at the Statehouse to praise the work done behind the scenes to keep schools and children…

Local News
February 10, 2016

New OVUU district waits out interim

Multiple budgets to appear on ballot

By Lee J. Kahrs

BRANDON — Despite the fact that voters in eight towns have approved the new Otter Valley Unified Union School District under the state Act 46 school consolidation law, there are loose ends that…