Tag Archives: School

Letter
July 20, 2017

Rochester voter challenges conduct of school board

Dear Editor,

Rochester voters – Here are the facts:

Early February 2017

Fact 1: The filing at Rochester Town Clerk’s office of a Petition for Article for the 2017 Rochester Annual Town School Meeting. The petition was filed within the Vermont state deadline with the…

Barstow school to build a new playground
News Briefs
July 13, 2017

Barstow school to build a new playground

CHITTENDEN—Barstow Memorial School began a fundraising project for a new playground after their current playground was determined to be no longer safe. This month, the goal has been achieved and a new playground will be in place for the start of school in August.

Principal…

Letter
July 12, 2017

Fletcher Farm School thanks community

Dear Editor,

The Board of Directors of Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts wishes to express its gratitude to all local businesses for their generous donations. The school received many fabulous items and gift certificates for their 70th Anniversary Celebration, making it a…

How much will school employees pay in health care premiums?
Local News
June 28, 2017

How much will school employees pay in health care premiums?

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

The new teacher health insurance deal passed by the Legislature last week gives school boards little choice but to require teachers and support staff to pay 20 percent of premiums.

The premiums on these new health insurance plans range from $523…

State News
June 28, 2017

Frustrated school board members form rival lobbying group

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

School board members who are frustrated with the Vermont School Boards Association’s lobbying priorities have formed a rival group.

Members of the Alliance of Vermont School Board Members are frustrated with the association’s stance on the school district consolidation law,…

The rise and fall of the Woodstock Country School

The rise and fall of the Woodstock Country School

WOODSTOCK— “Woodstock Country School, A History of Institutional Denial” by alumnus William Boardman tells the story of the Vermont school’s rise and flourishing, even as it relied on charismatic headmaster David Bailey, whose dominance shaped the institutional denial that proved too strong to allow the…

Letter
May 24, 2017

Don’t close Black River School

Dear Editor,

It takes a community to raise a child. Ludlow has been that community for generations.

When my daughter began thinking about high school, Black River was her first choice even though we live in Springfield. Black River is a school that her grandparents,…

Local News
May 24, 2017

School unification back on the ballot

Rochester, Royalton, Mount Holly and Ludlow to vote on measures

By Evan Johnson

Closing high schools and unifying school districts are the ballot items voters in central Vermont will confront in the coming weeks. Thanks to a measure approved by the Legislature, the deadline for…

Fletcher Farm School offers two metal art classes

Fletcher Farm School offers two metal art classes

May 19-21—LUDLOW—The Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, which runs Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, announces upcoming classes. Located at 611 Route 103 South in Ludlow, the school offers hundreds of classes to the public annually.

Explorations in Metal Clay will be…

News Briefs
May 11, 2017

Man charged with breaking into Rochester School

By Evan Johnson

ROCHESTER—Police say they caught the man responsible for breaking into the Rochester School and another residence this weekend.  On Sunday, May 7, state police from the Royalton Barracks responded to a report of a break-in on Kirby Drive. Upon arriving, they discovered…