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school budgets http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/231/all en VUHS, Mount Abe and Bristol school boards tread lightly in reworking budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets <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 and Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Three school boards in northern Addison County met early this week to consider new budget proposals after voters said &ldquo;no&rdquo; to initial proposed spending plans on Town Meeting Day.</p> <p> The Vergennes Union High School and the Bristol Elementary School boards met on Monday evening and the Mount Abraham Union High School Board convened on Tuesday. All three meetings garnered a couple dozen visitors.</p> <p> The boards did not warn any new budgets for revote, but all plan to meet again next week.</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/29091">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bristol Featured MAUHS school budgets vergennes VUHS Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:44:00 +0000 Trent Campbell 29091 at http://addisonindependent.com County residents OK most school budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201403county-residents-ok-most-school-budgets <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> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON COUNTY AND BRANDON &mdash; Voters on Town Meeting Day gave their approval to four out of the five local high school spending plans.</span></p> <p> While residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns rejected the Vergennes Union High School budget (see story, Page 1A), proposed budgets in the rest of Addison County and northern Rutland County met with approval.</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/22004">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403county-residents-ok-most-school-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County school budgets town meeting Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:50:15 +0000 Zach Despart 22004 at http://addisonindependent.com Voters defeat $6.2 million VUHS bond proposals http://addisonindependent.com/201302voters-defeat-62-million-vuhs-bond-proposals <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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; line-height: 1.6em; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> VERGENNES &mdash; Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a combined total of $6.2 million in bonding designed to improve the Vergennes Union High School building and athletic fields.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15298">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302voters-defeat-62-million-vuhs-bond-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes athletic facility athletic fields school budgets VUHS Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:08:16 +0000 Addison Independent 15298 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury-area schools to consider governance under one board http://addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-area-schools-consider-governance-under-one-board <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> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A committee exploring ways to streamline operations within the Addison Central Supervisory Union is recommending that residents in the seven-town school district vote on a referendum that some believe could reduce bureaucracy and create more educational equality and opportunities for students.</p> <p> Specifically, the ACSU Study Committee wants to hold a vote on whether to combine some, or all, ACSU schools into a Regional Education District, known as a RED.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15116">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-area-schools-consider-governance-under-one-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACSU education Featured school budgets Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:32:05 +0000 Addison Independent 15116 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh eyes school spending hike of about 4.9% http://addisonindependent.com/201301ferrisburgh-eyes-school-spending-hike-about-49 <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> FERRISBURGH &mdash; The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Thursday could make final a 2013-2014 budget proposal that if approved by residents in March would increase school spending by about 4.9 percent.</p> <p> The draft that board members will be working with on Thursday would add almost $152,000 to current spending and request approval of spending a little more than $3.26 million.</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/14835">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301ferrisburgh-eyes-school-spending-hike-about-49" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh school budgets Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:17:17 +0000 Addison Independent 14835 at http://addisonindependent.com UD-3 board agrees on school budget with 2.7% spending increase http://addisonindependent.com/201212ud-3-board-agrees-school-budget-27-spending-increase <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; UD-3 school directors are poised to approve a draft 2013-2014 budget for Middlebury Union middle and high schools that reflects a 2.71-percent increase in spending, but officials don&rsquo;t want to approve the plan until they receive more solid state aid information from Montpelier.</p> <p> &ldquo;I think bringing (the budget) in below 3 percent still allows us to maintain our programs,&rdquo; said Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Gail Conley.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14543">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201212ud-3-board-agrees-school-budget-27-spending-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACSU Featured school budgets Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:30:41 +0000 John Flowers 14543 at http://addisonindependent.com VUHS bond to be discussed on monday http://addisonindependent.com/201207vuhs-bond-be-discussed-monday <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The Vergennes Union High School board hopes to hear from the public on Monday its opinions on a bond that could be floated as soon as November and might approach $5 million if all elements now being discussed are included.</p> <p> In the past six weeks, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union business manager Kathy Cannon, school officials have begun leaning toward asking for two elements that were in early May less likely.</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/12377">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207vuhs-bond-be-discussed-monday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes bonds education school budgets Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:27:30 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 12377 at http://addisonindependent.com Teachers and negotiators strike ANeSU contract deal http://addisonindependent.com/201206teachers-and-negotiators-strike-anesu-contract-deal <p> BRISTOL &mdash; After almost two years of negotiation, the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union&rsquo;s negotiating committee and teachers&rsquo; union this week came to an agreement on a teachers&rsquo; contract.</p> <p> The exact terms of the new contract, which were ironed out Monday night in executive session negotiations, haven&rsquo;t yet been released. But Lanny Smith, lead negotiator for the school boards, said that the terms will be made public after the first school board votes on the new contracts.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12155">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206teachers-and-negotiators-strike-anesu-contract-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol ANeSU education Featured school budgets teacher contracts Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:59:48 +0000 Andrew Stein 12155 at http://addisonindependent.com School administrators brace for big federal cuts http://addisonindependent.com/201205school-administrators-brace-federal-cuts <p> VERMONT &mdash; Superintendents and principals across the state are bracing for looming cuts in federal education aid.</p> <p> The &ldquo;potential catastrophe,&rdquo; as Vermont Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca put it, could lead to teacher layoffs and the end of crucial services for those students who need extra help, local education officials said.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11848">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205school-administrators-brace-federal-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont budget cuts education Featured school budgets Thu, 17 May 2012 17:02:45 +0000 Andrew Stein 11848 at http://addisonindependent.com Small group passes $6.1M ID-4 budget http://addisonindependent.com/201204small-group-passes-61m-id-4-budget <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; On Wednesday, April 11, around 30 people voted unanimously in favor of a 2012-2013 spending plan of $6,144,811 for Mary Hogan Elementary School.</p> <p> Bonnie Bourne, co-principal of the Middlebury school, said folks present at the ID-4 school district annual meeting asked a few clarifying questions about the budget before endorsing it by voice vote.</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/11468">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201204small-group-passes-61m-id-4-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured ID-4 school budgets Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:44:55 +0000 John Flowers 11468 at http://addisonindependent.com Mary Hogan school budget vote scheduled http://addisonindependent.com/201204mary-hogan-school-budget-vote-scheduled <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury voters next Wednesday, April 11, will be asked to approve a proposed 2012-2013 Mary Hogan Elementary School budget of $6,144,811, which would produce a 4.15-percent increase in spending but result in a small decrease in the education property tax rate.</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/11363">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201204mary-hogan-school-budget-vote-scheduled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury education school budgets Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:00:39 +0000 John Flowers 11363 at http://addisonindependent.com Voters back local high school budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201203voters-back-local-high-school-budgets <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Residents of Addison County&rsquo;s three school districts and of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union joined a statewide trend and offered strong support for proposed school spending.</p> <p> Backing for the region&rsquo;s four union high schools ranged from 59.7 in favor of Otter Valley&rsquo;s proposed budget to 66.7 percent for the UD-3 budget that funds both Middlebury Union High School and Middlebury Union Middle School.</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/11066">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203voters-back-local-high-school-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County school budgets town meeting day Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:34:11 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11066 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury's Gailer School to close doors http://addisonindependent.com/201203middleburys-gailer-school-close-doors <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Gailer School, an innovative independent middle and high school in Middlebury, will close its doors for good this spring, with leaders citing declining enrollment and a strained budget as the primary reasons for the difficult decision.</p> <p> &ldquo;Between the struggling economy and the shrinking demographics of Addison County, it has made it really difficult for the private secondary school to recruit enough students,&rdquo; said Gailer Headmaster Lonny Edwards.</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/11029">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203middleburys-gailer-school-close-doors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury education Featured school budgets school enrollment Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:06:33 +0000 John Flowers 11029 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Day previews for all Addison County towns http://addisonindependent.com/201203town-meeting-previews-2012 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11005" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203town-meeting-previews-2012"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Town-Meeting.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Town-Meeting.jpg" title="Town-Meeting.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROGER BOISE, A member of the New Haven selectboard, speaks during the school portion of town meeting 2011. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> Town Meeting Day 2012 is right around the corner. Brush up on what&#39;s on tap for each Addison County town (and Brandon) in our town meeting previews.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10999">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203town-meeting-previews-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured politics school budgets town budgets town meeting day Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:28:14 +0000 Christian Woodard 10999 at http://addisonindependent.com Three RNeSU towns to consider school spending hikes http://addisonindependent.com/201202three-rnesu-towns-consider-school-spending-hikes <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> LEICESTER/WHITING/GOSHEN &mdash; The past two years have seen reduced budgets for schools around the state, but the 2012-2013 fiscal year spending at Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union elementary schools looks to be on the rise once again.</p> <p> &ldquo;Over the last few years we&rsquo;ve done so much cutting that there&rsquo;s not much left to cut,&rdquo; said Matt Brush, chair of the Leicester Central School board, which warned a budget with a spending increase of 4.6 percent over the current year.</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/10949">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201202three-rnesu-towns-consider-school-spending-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured school budgets Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:03:19 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10949 at http://addisonindependent.com