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ACSD busing expenses to skyrocket next year

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central School District officials will need to do some creative accounting to mitigate the financial impacts of a new, three-year busing contract that will result in a 41.5-percent hike (approximately $400,000) in transportation costs next school year compared to the current pact that expires on June 30.

In years two and three of the contract, the rate will increase by 2.5 percent over the previous year. So in FY2019-2020 the contracted amount will increase to $1,139,369, and in FY2020-2021, the amount will increase to $1,167,853.

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Salisbury students 'go green,' targeting plastic straws and milfoil

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Most kids learn about good environmental stewardship through school books, documentaries and/or their parents.

Students at the Salisbury Community School have been doing their environmental learning where it matters most — outdoors, where they’ve been picking up litter in their community and pulling invasive weeds from nearby Lake Dunmore.

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ACSD seeks input on schools' space needs

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY —Addison Central School District residents in 2016 took the major step of consolidating their educational governance structure from eight boards to one. District leaders argued the move would lead to more efficient and less costly delivery of public education.

Two years later, ACSD officials are preparing a “facilities master plan” that could further reduce district expenses and offer better educational opportunities.

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Sheila Soule brings classroom experience to ANWSD

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The new Addison Northwest School District superintendent traces her interest in education leadership to her first job in the field: teaching in multi-age classrooms for five years in Fayston Elementary School. 

Sheila Soule, now 53, was then fresh out of Johnson State College with a Bachelor of Education degree. Soule said the collective approach to getting things done at Fayston Elementary made an important impression. 

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Beeman Elementary looks locally for new principal

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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NEW HAVEN — Travis Park’s commute from his home in Bristol is about to get a little shorter.

Since 2016 Park has served as principal of Addison Central School. On July 1 he’ll report to Beeman Elementary School in New Haven, where he will replace outgoing Principal Kristine Evarts, who has accepted the position of special education coordinator at Otter Valley Union Middle/High School.

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Work motivates Bristol man to earn his degree

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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BRISTOL — Trevor Farr wasn’t planning to continue his education after he graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in 2003.

“When I graduated high school, I didn’t have any intention of going to college. It’s normal in my heritage to work in construction. My dad was a carpenter,” said Farr.

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Author Isabel Wilkerson to address grads at Middlebury College commencement this Sunday

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Isabel Wilkerson, author of the bestselling “The Warmth of Other Suns” and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will deliver the 2018 Middlebury College Commencement address on Sunday, May 27.

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ANWSD chooses a new superintendent

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board has reached a verbal agreement with a Harwood Unified School District administrator to become the new ANWSD superintendent.

ANWSD officials confirmed on Wednesday morning that Sheila Soule, the HUSD Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction since 2009, was offered a contract after the ANWSD board met on Tuesday night and reached a verbal agreement.

Current ANWSD Superintendent JoAn Canning said ANWSD Board Chairwoman Sue Rakowski and Soule would meet soon to make final a contract.

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ANWSD articles pass easily in low turnout

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — In light turnout on Tuesday, a total of 261 voters from the five Addison Northwest School District communities backed a series of articles, some of which had originally been approved at the ANWSD annual meeting in February.

Items approved included the creation of a district-wide capital improvement fund, the swap of two small parcels of land between the town of Addison and ANWSD, and the right of ANWSD officials to borrow money in anticipation of future tax revenue.

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Students end their school experience with an epic hike

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — School. You get out of it what you put in, as they say. And at Ripton’s North Branch School, student effort isn’t just measured by the amount of time spent in the classroom or in front of a computer screen.

For graduating 9th-graders, it’s also measured in miles — 23 of them, all associated with an annual three-day backpacking trek along the Long Trail.

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