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FCS http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1955/all en Ferrisburgh ice rink, recreation center project gaining momentum http://addisonindependent.com/201503ferrisburgh-ice-rink-project-gaining-momentum <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29412" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503ferrisburgh-ice-rink-project-gaining-momentum"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/IceRink5592.thumbnail.jpg" alt="IceRink5592.jpg" title="IceRink5592.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"> AN ALL-VOLUNTEER effort to create an ice rink near Ferrisburgh Central School has paid off by laying the foundation for a more permanent installation that could also be used as a basketball court in the warmer months. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; After about three years and $37,000 of fundraising, the Ferrisburgh recreation facility is ready for a major step forward.</p> <p> Already, the volunteer committee has created a 45-by-90-foot skating rink that the students from the nearby Ferrisburgh Central School have used on a regular basis over the past couple winters, as have many local residents.</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/29413">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503ferrisburgh-ice-rink-project-gaining-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh FCS Featured ice rink volunteers Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:27:28 +0000 Zach Despart 29413 at http://addisonindependent.com Date approved for balloting on Ferrisburgh school budget http://addisonindependent.com/201503date-approved-balloting-ferrisburgh-school-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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; When the Vergennes Union High School board on Tuesday decided on a new budget proposal and vote date (see story, Page 1A), those actions triggered a date for a second Ferrisburgh Central School budget vote.</p> <p> That revote, like the VUHS revote, will be held on Tuesday, May 5.</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/29237">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503date-approved-balloting-ferrisburgh-school-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh budget FCS revote Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:02:25 +0000 Zach Despart 29237 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh Central School board makes reductions in new budget http://addisonindependent.com/201503ferrisburgh-central-school-board-makes-reductions-new-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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Ferrisburgh residents will look at a lower Ferrisburgh Central School budget for a revote that will be timed to coincide with the Vergennes Union High School budget revote. The VUHS board last week eyed April 14 as a vote date.</p> <p> On this past Thursday, the Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS) board approved a new spending plan of about $3.581 million, $39,113 less than the $3.62 million plan defeated on Town Meeting Day, 302-267. The FCS budget revote date will be set once the VUHS budget revote is set &mdash; likely this week.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29153">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503ferrisburgh-central-school-board-makes-reductions-new-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh budget FCS Featured Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:53:43 +0000 Zach Despart 29153 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh school directors seek 3 percent spending increase http://addisonindependent.com/201502ferrisburgh-school-directors-seek-3-percent-spending-increase <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; A year after watching a budget defeat for the first time in recent memory, the Ferrisburgh Central School board has adopted a $3.62 million budget proposal for the 2015-2016 school year that would, if approved, increase spending over the current level by 2.97 percent.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28480">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502ferrisburgh-school-directors-seek-3-percent-spending-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh budget FCS Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:23:37 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 28480 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh school spending plan, $20k article approved http://addisonindependent.com/201405ferrisburgh-school-spending-plan-20k-article-approved <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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">FERRISBURGH &mdash; Ferrisburgh residents on Tuesday supported a $3.5 million Ferrisburgh Central School budget proposal, 246-217, or about 53-47 percent, in the town&rsquo;s second vote of the spring on an elementary school spending plan.</span></p> <p> Voters in 22.5 percent turnout also backed, 270-194, a separate $20,000 article that will pay for a keyless electronic entry system for FCS like those now used at other local schools. FCS officials said that system will improve security at the school&rsquo;s main entrance.</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/23340">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405ferrisburgh-school-spending-plan-20k-article-approved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh budget FCS Ferrisburgh Central School revote Thu, 15 May 2014 13:57:50 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 23340 at http://addisonindependent.com Vergennes Union High School, Ferrisburgh Central School budgets pass http://addisonindependent.com/201405vuhs-fcs-budgets-pass <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> VERGENNES &mdash; Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday approved revised budget proposals for Vergennes Union High School and Ferrisburgh Central School. Both budgets had been rejected on Town Meeting Day.</p> <p> The vote for the VUHS budget was 687-584. The FCS vote was closer, 246-217.</p> <p> Voters also approved the tech fund at FCS, by a vote of 270-194, and the capital improvement fund at VUHS, by a vote of 773-498.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23285">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405vuhs-fcs-budgets-pass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes FCS Ferrisburgh school funding VUHS Wed, 14 May 2014 01:11:55 +0000 Zach Despart 23285 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh to decide school budget after cuts http://addisonindependent.com/201405ferrisburgh-decide-school-budget-after-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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">FERRISBURGH &mdash; Ferrisburgh residents on Tuesday, May 13, will decide the fate of a $3.5 million Ferrisburgh Central School budget proposal that is about $120,000 lower than the FCS board&rsquo;s initial plan that lost on March 4, 450-279, or about 62-38 percent.</span></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/23204">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405ferrisburgh-decide-school-budget-after-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh FCS Ferrisburgh Central School Thu, 08 May 2014 13:57:21 +0000 Zach Despart 23204 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh cuts school budget $120k, sets May 13 revote http://addisonindependent.com/201404ferrisburgh-cuts-school-budget-120k-sets-may-13-revote <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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">FERRISBURGH &mdash; The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Thursday made final a $3.5 million budget proposal that removes about $120,000 from the board&rsquo;s initial plan that lost on March 4, 450-279.</span></p> <p> The board also set May 13 as a revote date. The Vergennes Union High School board will meet this Monday evening to adopt a new budget plan and is also expected to call for a May 13 vote, Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials said.</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/22703">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404ferrisburgh-cuts-school-budget-120k-sets-may-13-revote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh budget FCS revote Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:12:08 +0000 Zach Despart 22703 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh school board to eye lower budget in April http://addisonindependent.com/201403ferrisburgh-school-board-eye-lower-budget-april <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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">FERRISBURGH &mdash; After discussion on March 18, the Ferrisburgh Central School board decided to ask Principal JoAnn Taft-Blakely and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials to come back at its April 10 meeting with a lower budget proposal to put before town voters.</span></p> <p> That decision was made at the first FCS board meeting since its $3.62 million FCS budget proposal lost on March 4, 450-279, or about 62-38 percent. That defeat of an FCS spending plan is believed to be the first in the school&rsquo;s history.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22333">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403ferrisburgh-school-board-eye-lower-budget-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh ANwSU budget FCS Featured O'Brien tax increase Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:43:08 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 22333 at http://addisonindependent.com School spending increases eyed for two ANwSU elementary schools, decrease at third http://addisonindependent.com/201301school-spending-increases-eyed-two-anwsu-elementary-schools-decrease-third <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; The three Addison Northwest Supervisory Union elementary school boards recently adopted spending plans for the 2013-2014 academic year that in two cases would boost their budgets by close to 5 percent, and in the third case drop spending by almost 4 percent.</p> <p> The proposed Vergennes Union Elementary School (VUES) budget is up by 4.7 percent, while the Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS) board is seeking approval on Town Meeting Day for a 4.88 percent increase.</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/15046">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301school-spending-increases-eyed-two-anwsu-elementary-schools-decrease-third" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes ACS Addison FCS Featured Ferrisburgh school spending VUES Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:00:53 +0000 Addison Independent 15046 at http://addisonindependent.com