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ANeSU http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/353/all en ANeSU teachers: We have no confidence in Adams http://addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-teachers-we-have-no-confidence-adams <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> LINCOLN &mdash; A majority of faculty and staff within the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on Monday supported a vote of no confidence in Superintendent David Adams, the teachers&rsquo; union said.</p> <p> Hours after making that announcement on Tuesday, the union, the Addison Northeast Education Association, delivered to the ANeSU board the results of a climate survey it conducted, which found that staff disagree with administrators on a number of key issues.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29371">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-teachers-we-have-no-confidence-adams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln Adams ANeSU contract no-confidence teachers union Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:40:36 +0000 Zach Despart 29371 at http://addisonindependent.com Hundreds seek ouster of ANeSU superintendent http://addisonindependent.com/201503hundreds-seek-ouster-anesu-superintendent <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29352" style="width: 162px;"><a href="/201503hundreds-seek-ouster-anesu-superintendent"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/LincolnMeeting2346.thumbnail.jpg" alt="LincolnMeeting2346.jpg" title="LincolnMeeting2346.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="162" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEVERAL HUNDRED ADDISON Northeast Supervisory Union voters attended the ANeSU board meeting at Lincoln Community School on Tuesday evening. Many voiced support for a petition that calls for the firing of Superintendent David Adams. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> LINCOLN &mdash; For 26 seconds, applause rocked the walls of Lincoln Community School&rsquo;s tiny gymnasium Tuesday evening. The cause of the ovation was not, as one might suspect, a game-winning basket or conclusion of a musical performance.</p> <p> Rather, a local resident asked her supervisory union board to fire the superintendent.</p> <p> During visitors&rsquo; business of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union board meeting, Koran Cousino of Starksboro presented a petition signed by hundreds of voters who support the dismissal of ANeSU Superintendent David Adams.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29354">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503hundreds-seek-ouster-anesu-superintendent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln Adams ANeSU board Cousino Featured McNerney no-confidence Oldham petition superintendent Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:53:21 +0000 Zach Despart 29354 at http://addisonindependent.com Teachers union: ANeSU faculty vote no confidence in Superintendent David Adams http://addisonindependent.com/201503teachers-union-anesu-faculty-vote-no-confidence-superintendent-david-adams <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Faculty in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union &ldquo;overwhelmingly voted&rdquo; on Monday evening that they have no confidence in Superintendent David Adams, the teachers union said in a statement.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29320">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503teachers-union-anesu-faculty-vote-no-confidence-superintendent-david-adams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Adams ANeSU board bristol contract faculty no confidence petition union Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:48:34 +0000 Zach Despart 29320 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol-area teachers vote no confidence in ANeSU superintendent http://addisonindependent.com/201503bristol-area-teachers-vote-no-confidence-anesu-superintendent <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Faculty in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union &ldquo;overwhelmingly voted&rdquo; on Monday evening that they have no confidence in Superintendent David Adams, the teachers union said in a statement.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29319">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503bristol-area-teachers-vote-no-confidence-anesu-superintendent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol ANeSU Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:42:19 +0000 Zach Despart 29319 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro to revote Robinson school spending plan http://addisonindependent.com/201503starksboro-revote-robinson-school-spending-plan <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> STARKSBORO &mdash; Starksboro residents will be the fourth group of voters in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union to revote their school budget.</p> <p> After a group of town residents last week submitted a petition to the school board to force a second vote on the Robinson Elementary School spending plan for the coming fiscal year, the board tentatively scheduled the revote to be held at a May 2 meeting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29289">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503starksboro-revote-robinson-school-spending-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Adams ANeSU budget Cornell Featured revote Robinson Elementary School school board starksboro Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:42:38 +0000 Zach Despart 29289 at http://addisonindependent.com Voters urge transparency as Mt. Abe board makes plans http://addisonindependent.com/201503voters-urge-transparency-mt-abe-board-makes-plans <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; More than 50 Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters packed the Mount Abraham Union High School library Tuesday evening to voice concerns to the school board about how to create a new budget proposal.</p> <p> On Town Meeting Day voters in the five town area rejected the initial $14.06 million spending plan, 1,241&ndash;1,088. The board is working to put a new budget before voters later this spring.</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/29241">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503voters-urge-transparency-mt-abe-board-makes-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol ANeSU board budget Mount Abraham Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:05:59 +0000 Zach Despart 29241 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: 'Transparency' sought in ANeSU http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-transparency-sought-anesu <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> R.E. Merrill </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> I hope this Superintendent David Adams drama in Bristol is not d&eacute;j&agrave; vu, but it is playing out much like the South Burlington Superintendent Gail Durckel&rsquo;s $104,000 goodbye deal back in 2006.</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/29017">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-transparency-sought-anesu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Adams ANeSU Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:07:19 +0000 Zach Despart 29017 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: ANeSU school boards need to listen to upset voters http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-anesu-school-boards-need-listen-upset-voters <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> Jamie Calzini </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> I find it hard to believe that Dawn Griswold, chairman of both the Mount Abe and Monkton school boards, has no insight as to why those budgets were not passed. At Mount Abe&rsquo;s annual meeting, the audience was seething with discontent for the lack of communication and transparency, and unwillingness of the superintendent&rsquo;s office to share the burden of a leaner budget.</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/29016">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-anesu-school-boards-need-listen-upset-voters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion ANeSU Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:06:22 +0000 Zach Despart 29016 at http://addisonindependent.com ANeSU at odds with teachers over new contract http://addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-odds-teachers-over-new-contract <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; In just the first five minutes of <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503break-tradition-anesu-teacher-negotiations-now-held-public">this past Thursday&rsquo;s public negotiations</a> between the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union teachers&rsquo; union and the board of the Bristol-area schools, the public learned how far apart the two sides&rsquo; proposals are. In their opening statement, the teachers were frank in their disapproval of the board&rsquo;s first contract draft.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28881">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-odds-teachers-over-new-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol ANeSU board contract negotiations teachers Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:19:00 +0000 Zach Despart 28881 at http://addisonindependent.com In break from tradition, ANeSU teacher negotiations now held in public http://addisonindependent.com/201503break-tradition-anesu-teacher-negotiations-now-held-public <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28873" style="width: 134px;"><a href="/201503break-tradition-anesu-teacher-negotiations-now-held-public"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Talks.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Talks.jpg" title="Talks.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="134" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A TELEVISION CAMERA records the proceedings of teacher contract negotiations this past Thursday at Mount Abraham Union High School. This is the first year the school district has opened negotiations to the public. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BRISTOL &mdash; Facing each other across long rows of tables six feet apart at Mount Abraham Union High School on Thursday evening, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union teachers and school board members<a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503anesu-odds-teachers-over-new-contract"> negotiated terms for a new collective bargaining agreement</a>.</span></p> <p> Hard to miss was a NEAT TV tripod and camera between the rows of tables &mdash; an unusual sight at a teachers&rsquo; contract negotiation.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28874">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503break-tradition-anesu-teacher-negotiations-now-held-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol ANeSU Featured lawsuit open session talks teachers Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:12:20 +0000 Zach Despart 28874 at http://addisonindependent.com Petition seeks firing of ANeSU superintendent http://addisonindependent.com/201502petition-seeks-firing-anesu-superintendent <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A group of community members is circulating a petition calling for the removal of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent David Adams.</p> <p> Koran Cousino, who said she was one of several community members who drafted the petition, said the group will deliver it to the ANeSU executive board at a later date.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28809">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502petition-seeks-firing-anesu-superintendent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Adams ANeSU Featured petition superintendent Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:48:56 +0000 Zach Despart 28809 at http://addisonindependent.com Community questions Bristol Elementary School cuts http://addisonindependent.com/201502community-questions-bristo-elementary-school-cuts <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Scores of Bristol Elementary School parents, teachers and community members attended the school board meeting this past Monday night to voice their concerns on the proposed school budget.</p> <p> In a marathon meeting that lasted more than three hours, staff and residents raised concerns about layoffs that the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget would likely necessitate, and the process by which the budget is created.</p> <p> Bristol residents will vote on the proposed $4.9 million spending plan on March 3, 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/28600">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502community-questions-bristo-elementary-school-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Adams ANeSU BES Bristol Elementary budget school board staff cuts Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:04:10 +0000 Zach Despart 28600 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol Elementary parents seek transparency on budget process http://addisonindependent.com/201502bristol-elementary-parents-seek-transparency-budget-process <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A group of Bristol Elementary School parents have expressed concern about local control of how their education tax dollars are spent, and are urging the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union to be more transparent.</p> <p> &ldquo;It seems that currently the budget is developed with a small handful of people with little opportunity for the public to weigh in,&rdquo; said parent Kristin Siringo. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not entirely clear how much the board is even involved in the process.&rdquo;</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/28408">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502bristol-elementary-parents-seek-transparency-budget-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Adams ANeSU BES budget cuts petition school board spending transparency Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:25:22 +0000 Zach Despart 28408 at http://addisonindependent.com Job cuts eyed at Bristol Elementary School http://addisonindependent.com/201501job-cuts-eyed-bristol-elementary <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A proposed Bristol Elementary School budget that would increase spending by 2.76 percent in the next fiscal year is drawing criticism from some faculty and staff who are concerned that it would cut several staff positions and hurt students.</p> <p> The $4.9 million spending plan, which the school board tentatively signed off on last week, would curb costs in several areas, including by eliminating one faculty position and five non-special education support staff positions.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28116">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501job-cuts-eyed-bristol-elementary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Adams ANeSU Barsalou BES board Bristol Elementary School Featured Ginalski Laliberte Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:51:19 +0000 Zach Despart 28116 at http://addisonindependent.com Mount Abe seeking level funding in FY 2016 budget http://addisonindependent.com/201501mount-abe-seeking-level-funding-fy-2016-budget <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; On Town Meeting Day, residents of the five-town area will vote on a proposed Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School budget that features spending that is virtually the same as what was approved for the current fiscal year.</p> <p> The Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget, approved by the Mount Abe board last week, calls for $14.06 million in spending, which is a fraction of a percent less than the $14.09 million spending plan voters approved last 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/27923">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501mount-abe-seeking-level-funding-fy-2016-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol ANeSU budget Mount Abraham renovations school board Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:03:08 +0000 Zach Despart 27923 at http://addisonindependent.com