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GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout First budget was defeated in March by 49 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long and winding road to a spending plan for the new Green Mountain Unified School District came to its end Tuesday with the yes votes outnumbering the no votes by 60, with just 382 ballots cast in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester combined. The $12.5 million […]

To the editor: Vote yes on the GMUSD budget

To the editor: Vote yes on the GMUSD budget

Dear Community Members: Thank you to everyone who participated in the effort to refine the 2018-2019 Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) budget. The board voted almost unanimously to put forth this budget to the legal voters, and feels that it is reflective of community goals for our students. In summary, this proposed budget totals […]

College News

College News

Sarah Wells of Chester was recently awarded the Castleton University Academic Excellence Award in Computer Information Systems for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Academic Excellence Award is given annually to a student who is deemed the top student in his or her major. Barnabus Holleran of Chester received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. […]

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;<br>2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;
2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

Former Rep. Olsen named to Vt. Board of Ed Former state Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has been appointed to the Vermont State Board of Education by Gov. Phil Scott. “While serving in the legislature, Oliver demonstrated tremendous attention to detail, a clear understanding of education funding and policy, and a vigorous commitment to the […]

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College News

The Castleton University volunteer mentoring program matches Castleton undergraduates with local fourth- and fifth-grade students from the Castleton Village School. The following Castleton students have become a certified members of the University Mentoring Program. Garrett Benson of Springfield and Kristina Knockenhauer of Chester Lyndsie Cammarata of Springfield has been named to the Dean’s List at […]

Powden evaluation to include public input

Powden evaluation to include public input Executive committee releases form for comment

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the rest of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Executive Committee wanted to eliminate public comment from the evaluation of Superintendent Meg Powden, GMUSD board chair Marilyn Mahusky argued the case for hearing from “our constituents.” After a spirited discussion, Mahusky prevailed as the committee decided to […]

GMUSD votes to make CTES principal permanent

GMUSD votes to make CTES principal permanent But new advert lists position only as 'full time'

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC While about 40 people crowded into the Chester-Andover Elementary School library Monday night, around 400 others made their presence felt through a petition asking the Green Mountain Unified School District board to reopen the Cavendish Elementary principal search, changing the job from interim to permanent. In the end, […]

Distinguished Young Woman White visits CAES

Distinguished Young Woman White visits CAES

On a recent day in late April, the After School Program at Chester-Andover Elementary School was visited by Vermont’s Distinguished Young Woman of 2018, Lexi White of Chester. Lexi stopped by the program to speak with 3rd and 4th graders about the Be Your Best Self program, an initiative of the America’s Distinguished Young Women […]

GMUHS seeks host families for exchange program

GMUHS seeks host families for exchange program

Green Mountain Union High School and PAX Academic Exchange are searching for families interested in volunteering to be host families for foreign students. By hosting an exchange student for a whole or half school year, you will help promote global understanding, maintain a valuable resource in our educational community, and learn some exciting new aspects […]

To the editor: GM Iron Chefs serve winning recipe at State House

To the editor: GM Iron Chefs serve winning recipe at State House

We are pleased and proud to announce that one of our winning teams of this year’s Jr. Iron Chef competition was invited to the Vermont State House to witness the reading of a Jr Iron Chef Vt resolution, to be recognized by their representatives in the House chamber and then to cook their award-winning recipes […]

TRSU Executive Committee meeting agenda for May 3, 2018

TRSU Executive Committee meeting agenda for May 3, 2018

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Executive Committee will meet on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Roost Building at Fletcher Farm 609 Vt. Rt. 103 in Ludlow. I. CALL TO ORDER: II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: A. April 12, 2018 Executive Committee  B. April 12, 2018 Full Board IV. […]

Special GMUSD board meeting agenda for April 30, 2018

Special GMUSD board meeting agenda for April 30, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District board will hold a special meeting on Monday April 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library of Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main Street, Chester, Vt. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order II. Approval of Agenda III. Communications: a. Public Comments IV. New Business: a. Cavendish Town […]

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College News

Two area men from the Reserved Officer Training Corps in the Charleston, South Carolina Corps of Cadets were recognized for academic and military leadership and excellence on Thursday, March 29. They are: Christopher Armstrong (Army) of Chester received the Reserve Officers Association of the United States Award. The Reserve Officers Association Award is presented to […]

Cavendish interim principal pick says 'No'

Cavendish interim principal pick says ‘No’

By Chester Telegraph staff ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Madeline Carlock, the 32-year-old West Lebanon resident and instructional coach at Hartford School District, accepted the job of interim principal position at Cavendish Town Elementary School last night after Green Mountain Unified School District board offered it to her as the last remaining candidate. But then this […]

GM board splits, but hires interim CTES principal

GM board splits, but hires interim CTES principal 2 of 3 Cavendish reps vote no; board sends new budget to voters

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With two of three Cavendish members voting “no,” the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted on Tuesday night to hire Madeline Carlock — the sole remaining candidate — for the position of interim principal of Cavendish Town Elementary School. Also on the agenda was the consideration […]

GM announces 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

GM announces 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 school year. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C […]

REVISED - GMUSD special meeting agenda for April 17, 2018

REVISED – GMUSD special meeting agenda for April 17, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District board of directors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday April 17, 2018 in the Library of the Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main Street in Chester at 6 p.m.  Below is the revised agenda. The CTES principal candidate interview was moved later in the meeting and the discussion of […]

CTES principal finalist withdraws, one remains

CTES principal finalist withdraws, one remains GMUSD will interview last candidate on Tuesday

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union confirmed today that one of the two finalists in the search for an interim principal for Cavendish Town Elementary School has withdrawn from the process, leaving just one to be interviewed by the Green Mountain Unified School District board on Tuesday evening […]

TRSU cuts central office, doesn't look at special ed

TRSU cuts central office, doesn’t look at special ed Superintendent discounts public input on job review

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the behest of both of the Act 46 created districts in the supervisory union, the TRSU board convened on Thursday night and cut the central office budget by more than $88,000, although questions remain about the $3.4 million  special education budget — especially out-of-district transportation, which […]

GM board endorses budget, but doesn't vote

GM board endorses budget, but doesn’t vote Waiting to see what cuts come from supervisory union

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When the GMUSD Vision Committee could not see its way clear to a direction for adding educational opportunities to next year’s course of studies at its three schools on Monday night, it asked TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden to come up with a plan based on its discussion […]