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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today that one of the two finalists in the search for an interim principal for Cavendish Town Elementary School has withdrawn from the process, leaving just one to be interviewed by the Green Mountain Unified School District board on Tuesday evening […]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 […]

Cavendish residents question principal hopefuls

Cavendish residents question principal hopefuls Interim elementary school job a sticking point with many

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As children frolicked on the Cavendish Town Elementary School playground Wednesday evening, Madeline Carlock and Joseph Smith made their cases to parents on why each should be the interim principal for the next school year. Speaking before a large turnout, the two candidates could not have been […]

Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget

Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget Public weighs in on STEM, foreign language offerings

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District Vision Committee once again tread the path between planning and action at its April 9 meeting, this time with members of the district’s finance committee in attendance as budget deadlines near. Voters in the district created by the Act 46 merger […]

TRSU exec panel picks Powden evaluation form

TRSU exec panel picks Powden evaluation form Parents, community members to get different document

By Cherise Madigan ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Executive Committee of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, at its April 5 meeting, outlined a methodology and timeline for the evaluation of Superintendent Meg Powden, while also formulating a list of areas in the supervisory union’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget that could be considered for cuts by […]

GMUSD Vision Committee agenda for April 9, 2018

GMUSD Vision Committee agenda for April 9, 2018

The Vision Committee and Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL of AGENDA III. APPROVAL OF  MINUTES a. Finance Committee: January […]

GM vision panel weighs planning vs. acting

GM vision panel weighs planning vs. acting Act 46 'opportunities' seem out of reach for next school year

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC   For the second time in a week, the group charged by the Green Mountain Union School District Board with examining a vision for its three schools to see what added educational opportunities could be included in the next school year was instead ankle deep in paper […]

College News

College News

A new play titled Battles Lost and Won, by playwright and Elmira College Professor John J. Kelly, premiered on Friday, Feb. 23 at Elmira, performed by Elmira College students including Zekiel Cammarata of Springfield.  The play is set in the American Southwest, after World War II veterans return from Europe. Their battles won, they now […]

GMUSD 'Vision Committee' switches focus

GMUSD ‘Vision Committee’ switches focus Administrators push board away from Act 46 promises

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC When the Green Mountain Unified School District board met on March 21, members pondered the reasons that voters in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester rejected its budget on Town Meeting Day and concluded that they needed to go back to the promises of greater educational opportunities for […]

New TRSU school boards meet on budgets

New TRSU school boards meet on budgets GM dismisses proposal; Ludlow-Mt. Holly OKs its for vote

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last week saw both of the new Two Rivers Supervisory Union districts formed under Act 46 meet to discuss their  budgets. The Ludlow-Mt. Holly Unified Union School district board approved a budget to send to the voters of those towns while the Green Mountain Unified School District […]

TRSU Exec Committee votes to reopen budget

TRSU Exec Committee votes to reopen budget Asks full board to meet to begin the process

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Tonight, Thursday, March 22, the board chairs of both the Green Mountain Unified School District and the Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union District asked members of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Executive Committee – on which they also sit – to convene a full SU board meeting to […]

TRSU Executive Committee agenda for March 22, 2018

TRSU Executive Committee agenda for March 22, 2018

The executive committee of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Roost Building of the TRSU, 609 VT-103, in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: (Additions & Deletions) II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: A. Feb. 1, 2018, Exec. Committee – Special B. […]

Agendas for three Green Mountain School meetings on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Agendas for three Green Mountain School meetings on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union has warned three meetings for Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Wednesday, March 21 (date change due to snow) at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main Street in Proctorsville. There will be a Food Service Committee meeting at 5 p.m., a Green Mountain Union High School […]

Taconic & Green School District budget passes by wide margin

Taconic & Green School District budget passes by wide margin

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Voters of the nine towns encompassing the Taconic and Green Regional School District overwhelmingly approved the five articles presented by Australian ballot on March 6, 2018, including a $32 million budget for the next fiscal year. T&G represents the Act 46 outcome of the nine towns and the […]

First GM Unified School District budget goes down in defeat

First GM Unified School District budget goes down in defeat

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The voters of the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester — well, 739 of them anyway — rejected the first ever proposed budget of the new consolidated Green Mountain Unified School District. The ballots were all brought to Chester Tuesday night to be counted together since the […]

Taconic & Green board addresses school spending, March 6 vote

Taconic & Green board addresses school spending, March 6 vote

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC About 100 residents from the nine towns that compromise comprise the Taconic and Green Regional School District gathered in the gym at Flood Brook School in Londonderry last Tuesday, Feb. 27, for that board’s first annual meeting. They were there to discuss school articles that will be voted […]

TRSU central office, special ed. budgets OKd after three votes

TRSU central office, special ed. budgets OKd after three votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It took three tries and some testy exchanges, but the the board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union wrestled its way to a slightly smaller budget than proposed on the night of Thursday Feb. 22. Three weeks earlier, it had rejected the SU budget by a wide […]