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GM senior Svec named Commended Student in Merit Program

GM senior Svec named Commended Student in Merit Program

Green Mountain Union High School Principal Lauren Fierman has announced that senior Zoe Svec of Chester has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and th eNational Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program, will be presented by Fierman to this scholastically talented […]

GMUSD Facilities Committee agenda for Sept. 18

GMUSD Facilities Committee agenda for Sept. 18

The Facilities Committee for the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Library Learning Commons of the Green Mountain Union High, 716 VT-103 in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

GMUSD meeting agenda for Sept. 19

GMUSD meeting agenda for Sept. 19

The Green Mountain Unified School District will hold its regular monthly meeting on at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2019 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, 72 Main Street, Proctorsville. The meeting will be preceded by the dedication of a magnolia tree in memory of longtime school board member Dr. Gene Bont at 5:30 p.m. […]

Federal suit claims GMUSD, TRSU officials did little to stop harassment

Federal suit claims GMUSD, TRSU officials did little to stop harassment

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late last week, the list of lawsuits against the Two Rivers Supervisory Union and its constituent school districts grew by one as a 30-count, 69-page complaint alleging a “sexually hostile school environment,” among other claims, was filed in the U.S. District Court for Vermont. The suit names […]

TRSU board ratifies Powden 2-year contract, 4% raise

TRSU board ratifies Powden 2-year contract, 4% raise

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board ratified Superintendent Meg Powden’s two-year contract on a 3-2 vote Monday night, but only after questions and discussions surrounding dissatisfaction with Powden’s job performance. The special meeting, held at TRSU offices in Ludlow, had been called to cure three violations of […]

GMUSD board's 'priorities retreat' scheduled for Tuesday, open to the public

GMUSD board’s ‘priorities retreat’ scheduled for Tuesday, open to the public

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District will hold a special public meeting as a retreat for the purpose of setting goals and priorities ahead of the 2020/21 budget process. The board will begin by hearing Superintendent Meg Powden’s Strategic Plan of Action. Powden told last week’s Two […]

TRSU board reverses response to meeting complaint, will revisit Powden's contract

TRSU board reverses response to meeting complaint, will revisit Powden’s contract

Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Sept. 9, the board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will revisit Superintendent Meg Powden’s two-year contract, which it approved in February following an improper executive session. The decision was made Thursday night after members of the Green Mountain Unified School District board urged the TRSU […]

TRSU Board agenda for Monday, Sept. 9

TRSU Board agenda for Monday, Sept. 9

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Roost at Fletcher Farm, 611 VT-103 in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. PUBLIC COMMENTS: IV. OLD BUSINESS: a. Open Meeting Law […]

GMUSD board learns of $189,000 deficit, will start budget process months early

GMUSD board learns of $189,000 deficit, will start budget process months early

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Budgeting was front and center on Thursday night as the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District learned that it would be starting the process with a deficit of more than $189,000. In the end, the board also decided to change the way it compiles its […]

Vt. AG opens probe into alleged CTES disability termination

Vt. AG opens probe into alleged CTES disability termination

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Another complaint for disability discrimination against the Two Rivers Supervisory Union came to light at the July meeting of the Green Mountain Unified School District and, with it, questions about the replacement of a special education teacher who is the husband of the complainant. At the July […]

College News

College News

Kaya Mulligan of South Londonderry has been named to the President’s List for Champlain College of Burlington for the spring 2019 semester. Students on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or higher during the semester. Mulligan is majoring in Social Work. The following students have been named to the Champlain […]

GM Unified District Board agenda for July 18

GM Unified District Board agenda for July 18

The Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at Green Mountain High School Library, 716 VT-103 in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. June 20, 2019 […]

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit Union, headquartered in Springfield, has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates across Vermont and New Hampshire, including one to Chester resident Rachel Guerra. Brett Smith, president and CEO of One Credit Union, noted that to qualify applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrate financial need, and be eligible […]

6 area students participate in leadership program

6 area students participate in leadership program

Three students from Green Mountain Middle/High School in Chester and three from Riverside Middle School in Springfield recently joined in the statewide SEEDS Summer Leadership Training Program held at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, sponsored by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and funded by its federal GEAR UP grant. They spent spend three days and two nights on […]

College News

College News

Chelsea McAllister of Chester has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Recreation Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts for studies completed in 2019. The following students graduated in spring from the Practical Nursing Program at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center: Olivia Dostal of Chester Megan Peters of Landgrove Jenny Allison of Springfield Matilda […]

College News

College News

Noah Wetherald of Weston graduated Cum Laude from Ithaca College, of Ithaca, N.Y.,  with a bachelor of science in Biochemistry. Hollister A. Olson of Plymouth graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in May, receiving a bachelor of arts degree majoring in mathematical sciences with a concentration in statistics. John Holleran of Chester, who is […]

GMUSD board cures violation, increases oversight of supervisory union

GMUSD board cures violation, increases oversight of supervisory union

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District continued to move toward both greater autonomy from and oversight of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20. In the wake of Open Meeting Law complaints and the revelation that there […]

College News

College News

Christopher Diak of Chester has recently graduated from Middlebury College magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and religion. After graduating from Compass School in 2013, he attended Interlochen Arts Academy to study film before enrolling at Middlebury. This fall, he will begin a Master of Divinity degree at Harvard University, where he […]

N.H. k-12 school to hold info meeting in Chester

N.H. k-12 school to hold info meeting in Chester

The New England Classical Academy will hold an informational session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Whiting Library, 117 Main St., in Chester. “We want parents and students to know that there are choices when it comes to a quality education,” said NECA Executive Director Elizabeth Wilber. The New England Classical Academy provides […]

TRSU boards split on curing transparency violations; only one follows the law

TRSU boards split on curing transparency violations; only one follows the law

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three boards of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union last week admitted to “errors” resulting in multiple violations of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law, but only one “cured” the violation according to state statute and to the satisfaction of the complainant. On May 7, The Chester Telegraph sent a […]