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Two Rivers school districts, admin budgets OK'd

Two Rivers school districts, admin budgets OK’d In flurry of meetings, boards send proposals for March vote

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last week, in a flurry of meetings, the boards of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union and its two school districts adopted difficult budgets with large increases and some important details still unresolved. Now their task is to convince the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow and […]

College News

College News

Jennifer Vaughan of Springfield graduated in the fall of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vermont Tech of Randolph Center  in the fall of 2019. The following Vermont Tech students made Dean’s List of Honors for the fall semester of 2019. These are degree students carrying 12 or more letter-graded credit hours […]

TRSU postpones budget while districts continue work on theirs

TRSU postpones budget while districts continue work on theirs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the surprise resignation of Superintendent Meg Powden took center stage at Monday’s meeting of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, the work of finalizing the SU’s budget went on. At its meeting of Jan. 2, the board had rejected a 9.54 percent increase and asked the administration […]

Vermont Academy offers merit scholarships to local students

Vermont Academy offers merit scholarships to local students

Dr. Jennifer Zaccara, Vermont Academy’s Head of School,  has announced a new merit scholarship program for students who live in Vermont. The Vermont Scholars Program’s goal is to increase the number of Vermont students who attend the elite private school located in Saxtons River. Zaccara says that Dorothy Hall Leavitt, the wife of one of […]

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College News

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 at the University of Vermont in Burlington. To be named to the UVM Dean’s List, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. The […]

Powden resigns as TRSU superintendent effective June 30

Powden resigns as TRSU superintendent effective June 30

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Meg Powden, superintendent of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, resigned her position on Monday, Jan. 13 effective June 30 — the end of the 2019/2020 school year. She will have served four years, overseeing the operations of two school districts — Green Mountain Unified and Ludlow-Mt. Holly […]

GM board restores priorities, bets on programs to attract more students

GM board restores priorities, bets on programs to attract more students At least two board members will not run for re-election

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Presented with a 2020-21 budget that stripped out all of the educational priorities it adopted in mid-2019, the finance committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District on Monday pushed back to restore programs, teacher positions and supplies while taking a gamble that offering more would make […]

TRSU board mulls budget increases, LMH may lose transportation

TRSU board mulls budget increases, LMH may lose transportation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC While school officials asserted that an overall budget increase of 9.54 percent at the Two Rivers Supervisory Union level was necessary and that new special education programs are saving money, board members asked for details to show their school boards and the communities they represent. The board […]

TRSU Board of Directors agenda for Jan. 13, 2020

TRSU Board of Directors agenda for Jan. 13, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, consisting of members of the Ludlow-Mt. Holly Unified Union School District Board  and the Green Mountain Unified School District Board, will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Below is its agenda. […]

Sharpe on Act 46: Were we hoodwinked?

Sharpe on Act 46: Were we hoodwinked? Former legislator looks at promises, realities of consolidation

By David Sharpe I am distressed by the proposals for school closings in Addison County. The legislature’s education committees took many weeks of testimony over a six-year period regarding how we move forward as a state in providing quality education for Vermont children in a way that taxpayers could afford. As the chairman of the […]

GMUSD Finance Committee meeting agenda for Monday Jan. 6

GMUSD Finance Committee meeting agenda for Monday Jan. 6

The Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold a budget meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday Jan. 6 at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 South in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES : a. […]

TRSU proposes cutting GM educational priorities

TRSU proposes cutting GM educational priorities

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three weeks after the Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District asked the Two Rivers Supervisory Union to come back with a budget that would include several of its education priorities while trying to keep the per pupil cost as low as possible, members received […]

TRSU board agenda for Jan. 2, 2020

TRSU board agenda for Jan. 2, 2020

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union board will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 2, 2020 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main Street, Proctorsville. Below is the board’s agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. December 05, […]

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Robert Haseltine of Chester has been named to the Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s College, located in Paul Smiths, N.Y., for the fall 2019 semester. Haseltine, majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Science, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinctio Holly Landon of Chester was one of several Elmira College students […]

3 Vt. SMS students to compete in Youth Olympics

3 Vt. SMS students to compete in Youth Olympics

Four students at the Stratton Mountain School — three of whom are from Vermont — will represent the United States at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games, taking place between Jan. 9 and 22, 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The students and their sport are: Will Koch of Peru, class of 2020, Cross Country Skiing; Nina Seeman […]

GM Finance Committee agenda for Dec. 30

GM Finance Committee agenda for Dec. 30

The Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30 in the Art Room of Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. Below is its agenda. The board continues to seek public participation into its budget. I. CALL TO ORDER: II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: […]

2 approaches: Green Mountain, Ludlow-Mt. Holly school boards tackle spending

2 approaches: Green Mountain, Ludlow-Mt. Holly school boards tackle spending LMH over the 'excess spending' threshold

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The two districts that make up the Two Rivers Supervisory Union are wrestling with controlling the spending in their FY 2021 budgets this year as one looks to increase its educational offerings and accommodate more students, while the other tries to manage the Act 46 downsizing that […]

GM school board, Cavendish library trustees seek solution over safety concerns

GM school board, Cavendish library trustees seek solution over safety concerns

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC There was plenty to talk about – apart from the budget/governance related rumpus – at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Green Mountain Unified School District board, including a tour and discussion of the Cavendish Library and its relationship with the adjoining elementary school. Before the 6 […]

What's your experience? Telegraph seeks perspective of special ed. families, teachers

What’s your experience? Telegraph seeks perspective of special ed. families, teachers

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Are you the parent of a current or former special education student within the Two Rivers Supervisory Union?  Would you share your perspective on the education your child received or is receiving? Are you a teacher or a former special ed student who would like to share your unique point […]

TRSU superintendent criticizes GM board budget decisions

TRSU superintendent criticizes GM board budget decisions Powden: 'The spirit of collaboration is no longer there'

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two Rivers Supervisory Union’s Meg Powden used her superintendent’s report at Thursday’s board meeting to chastise the Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors for what she said was its attitude toward a number of administration initiatives. “Indulge me,” said Powden, asking TRSU board members to look […]