Warning: Table './addison_drupal/cache_page' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_page WHERE cid = 'http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/229/all/feed' in /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 135

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 729

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 730

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 731

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 732
unification http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/229/all en ACSU hosts workshop aimed at consolidation http://addisonindependent.com/201201acsu-hosts-workshop-aimed-consolidation <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Residents in six of the Addison Central Supervisory Union&rsquo;s (ACSU) seven member-towns will be asked on Saturday, Jan. 14, to begin charting the future operations of their schools during this era of declining enrollment and dwindling resources.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10467">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201acsu-hosts-workshop-aimed-consolidation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU unification Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:00:03 +0000 John Flowers 10467 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison Northeast explores school unity http://addisonindependent.com/201111addison-northeast-explores-school-unity <p> BRISTOL &mdash; School boards in the five Addison Northeast Supervisory Union towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Starksboro, New Haven and Monkton last week met with consultant Ray Proulx to explore options for school consolidation.</p> <p> Proulx, who last year produced a report on costs and benefits of consolidation in the Addison Central Supervisory Union, laid out several options. Superintendent Evelyn Howard said each board should continue to discuss unification options at their upcoming meetings.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10012">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201111addison-northeast-explores-school-unity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol education school board school consolidation unification Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:00:11 +0000 Andrew Stein 10012 at http://addisonindependent.com Does school consolidation cut costs? http://addisonindependent.com/201111does-school-consolidation-cut-costs <p> BRISTOL &mdash; With discussions like the one in Bristol last week about how schools can work together to save money by working together, many are asking the question, &ldquo;Does school consolidation really cut costs?&rdquo;</p> <p> The Legislature has offered Vermont towns an incentive to perform RED (Regional Education District) studies to see how a type of school consolidation would work for them.</p> <p> The RED study template, created by the Vermont Department of Education, explains the reasoning behind RED-study incentives:</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10000">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201111does-school-consolidation-cut-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol education school consolidation unification Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:00:01 +0000 Andrew Stein 10000 at http://addisonindependent.com Unification debated at Vergennes forum http://addisonindependent.com/201105unification-debated-vergennes-forum <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; At Tuesday&rsquo;s Vergennes forum in advance of the May 17 revote on Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification, opponents questioned what tax impact the switch to one-board governance would have on city residents.</p> <p> Meanwhile, backers focused on unification&rsquo;s potential benefits to ANwSU students, especially those from elementary schools coming into Vergennes Union High School, and to residents from long-range stability of tax rates.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7897">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201105unification-debated-vergennes-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes ANwSU education unification Thu, 12 May 2011 18:00:12 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7897 at http://addisonindependent.com Vergennes to televise May unification forum http://addisonindependent.com/201104vergennes-televise-may-unification-forum <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; In scheduling a televised public forum in advance of the city&rsquo;s May 17 revote on Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification, Vergennes aldermen and an ANwSU representative agreed on Tuesday that the school district should make a full presentation describing what the school governance change would mean.</p> <p> The forum will be held at 7 p.m. on May 10 in the Vergennes Opera House. It will then be broadcast locally on cable channel 17 on Wednesday, May 11, at 1 and 7 p.m.; on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m.; and on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7612">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104vergennes-televise-may-unification-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes education unification Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:00:28 +0000 Andrew Stein 7612 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison unification revote set for May 17 http://addisonindependent.com/201104addison-unification-revote-set-may-17 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ADDISON &mdash; Addison residents will join their Vergennes counterparts on May 17 in deciding the fate of Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification.</p> <p> Petitions in both those communities triggered revotes of Town Meeting Day tallies in favor of a plan in which one 12-member board would own and operate the four ANwSU schools.</p> <p> Voters in Ferrisburgh, Panton and Waltham joined Addison and Vergennes in backing the plan, but the results were not petitioned in those towns.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7548">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104addison-unification-revote-set-may-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison unification voting Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:00:26 +0000 Andrew Stein 7548 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison to revote on board unification http://addisonindependent.com/201103addison-revote-board-unification <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Addison residents will be joining Vergennes citizens in voting for a second time this year on proposed one-board governance for the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union.</p> <p> Residents in both those communities on Town Meeting Day backed a proposal for one board to own and operate the four ANwSU schools, but now will reconsider that support in a second vote.</p> <p> If the Unified Union (UU) proposal survives both upcoming revotes, it would be the first significant consolidation move in Vermont.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7474">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103addison-revote-board-unification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes ANwSU education unification Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:30:27 +0000 Andrew Stein 7474 at http://addisonindependent.com City to revote ANwSU school unification http://addisonindependent.com/201103city-revote-anwsu-school-unification <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes residents &mdash; and quite possibly those in Addison &mdash; will be going to the polls for a sixth time to decide the fate of proposed one-board governance for the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union. If the Unified Union proposal survives either one or two revotes, it would be the first significant consolidation move in Vermont.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7351">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103city-revote-anwsu-school-unification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes ANwSU education unification Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:00:30 +0000 Andrew Stein 7351 at http://addisonindependent.com ANWSU towns say yes to unification http://addisonindependent.com/201103anwsu-towns-say-yes-unification <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday backed a plan for one 12-member board to own and operate Addison Central, Ferrisburgh Central, Vergennes Union Elementary and Vergennes Union High schools.</p> <p> The overall vote was 764-466, or roughly 62-38 percent, and in four of the five towns at least 60 percent of voters favored the measure.</p> <p> Those towns were Ferrisburgh (where the vote ran 270-161), Panton (62-15), Vergennes (191-124) and Waltham (64-16).</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7182">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103anwsu-towns-say-yes-unification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes education town meeting day unification Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:00:11 +0000 Andrew Stein 7182 at http://addisonindependent.com ANwSU unification vote on tap http://addisonindependent.com/201102anwsu-unification-vote-tap <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union communities will on Tuesday once again decide if ANwSU should unify under one-board governance.</p> <p> They did so in March 2010 by a 908-539 margin. Big majorities in all five communities backed a 12-member board to own and operate the four ANwSU schools.</p> <p> But Addison and Vergennes residents petitioned the result, and in May Addison reversed its 197-138 vote in favor with a 191-148 tally against the Unified Union (UU) plan.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7113">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201102anwsu-unification-vote-tap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes ANwSU education town meeting day unification Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:00:07 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7113 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison union board seat up for grabs http://addisonindependent.com/201102addison-union-board-seat-grabs <p> ADDISON &mdash; Addison residents on March 1 will have a clear choice between two candidates for one seat on the proposed 12-member Addison Northwest Supervisory Union board.</p> <p> That Unified Union (UU) board could replace the five boards that now operate the four ANwSU schools, but will only come into being if all five ANwSU towns back the one-board unification plan on Town Meeting Day.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7085">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201102addison-union-board-seat-grabs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison ANwSU education town meeting day unification Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:10:50 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7085 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison considers school district unification http://addisonindependent.com/201102addison-considers-school-district-unification <p> ADDISON &mdash; A lively Feb. 8 Addison Central School (ACS) forum on one-board governance of Addison Northwest Supervisory Union aired both unification&rsquo;s potential benefits for Addison and the objections some residents there have about the plan.</p> <p> The fate of the proposed 12-member board that would own and operate the four ANwSU schools may ride on voting in Addison on March 1. All five ANwSU towns must vote yes if the proposal is to succeed.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7020">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201102addison-considers-school-district-unification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison education unification Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:00:02 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7020 at http://addisonindependent.com ANwSU posts information on unification http://addisonindependent.com/201101anwsu-posts-information-unification <p>VERGENNES — Voters in the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns who want to learn more about the proposed unification of ANwSU governance under one board have a number of ways to do so before March 1 voting in each town.</p> <p>ANwSU officials have scheduled one more informational forum devoted solely to unification — at the Addison Central School on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. </p> <p>ANwSU Superintendent Tom O’Brien also said unification questions will be welcome at school meetings in Addison and Ferrisburgh and at the annual meetings for Vergennes Union high and elementary schools.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6908">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201101anwsu-posts-information-unification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes unification Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:30:04 +0000 Tamara Hilmes 6908 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison forum looks at education options http://addisonindependent.com/201101addison-forum-looks-education-options <p>ADDISON — A Thursday meeting called by an Addison resident and opponent of Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification drew 16 other town residents to Addison Central School, but most who attended said they backed unification and were skeptical of the other options, a private town academy and/or a voucher system.</p> <p>The headmaster of The Mountain School at Winhall, Daren Houck, also said on Friday that some statements in the flyer promoting the meeting and made at the meeting by organizer Carol Kauffman about the intentions of Mountain School officials were inaccurate. </p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6733">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201101addison-forum-looks-education-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison education unification Mon, 10 Jan 2011 19:00:02 +0000 Tamara Hilmes 6733 at http://addisonindependent.com Latest set of ANwSU unification public forums begin on Tuesday http://addisonindependent.com/201101latest-set-anwsu-unification-public-forums-begin-tuesday <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The first of five forums on Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification under one-board governance will be held on Tuesday at Vergennes Union High School.</p> <p> The meeting on the proposal to operate the four ANwSU schools under one 12-member board will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run for a scheduled 90 minutes.</p> <p> The five ANwSU towns will vote on unification on Town Meeting Day. All five towns must vote yes if the change is to be adopted.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6705">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201101latest-set-anwsu-unification-public-forums-begin-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes education unification Thu, 06 Jan 2011 19:59:33 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6705 at http://addisonindependent.com