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State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont

State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont Note Updated Agenda

The Agency of Education will be holding a meeting to consider the responses to the state’s proposed plans for southern Vermont school districts that have not merged under Act 46. That meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the auditorium at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. It is an […]

GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold a meeting a 6 p.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL […]

GMUSD Facilities Committee meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

GMUSD Facilities Committee meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Facilities Committee will hold a meeting a 5 p.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again 4- to 6-week target to reopen damaged school remains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another twist in Chester-Andover Elementary School’s troubles, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union has decided that kindergarten and first-grade classes will be moving from the Chester Baptist Church to Green Mountain High on Monday Sept. 17. And three weeks after the water main leak that precipitated the […]

Oversight or micromanagement on TRSU board?

Oversight or micromanagement on TRSU board?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC While some members of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board at its Sept. 6 meeting questioned several purchases and initiatives recommended by Superintendent Meg Powden and her staff, board chair Marilyn Mahusky expressed concern that the board was micromanaging and needs to look at its role in […]

Author Paul Gorski on Equity and Opportunity

Author Paul Gorski on Equity and Opportunity Presentations on educating children in poverty

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Author Paul Gorski will present two sessions on educating children in poverty at the NewsBank Conference Center on Tuesday Sept. 11. Sponsored by the Two Rivers After School Program, the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund and Vermont After School, Inc, Gorski will speak on Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies […]

TRSU board meeting agenda for Sept. 6, 2018

TRSU board meeting agenda for Sept. 6, 2018

The Board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold its regular monthly meeting on from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 at the Roost Building at Fletcher Farm, 611 Rt. 103 in Ludlow. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils CAES After School Program moved to Cavendish

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the Chester-Andover Elementary School building out of commission for what might be an extended period due to water damage, administrators have announced the steps they are taking to begin school on Thursday. The official start of school was last Wednesday. Grades 2 – 6 will be using rooms at […]

Flood Brook educator Darcy Perry honored

Flood Brook educator Darcy Perry honored

Darcy Perry, media specialist at the Flood Brook Elementary School in Londonderry, has been recognized by the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union for excellence in the classroom. She was among three BRSU teachers recently chosen by her peers for special recognition. Colleagues have said of her: “She works with her students on developing their media literacy in […]

Gene Bont to be honored in Cavendish; Springfield Medical collects school supplies

Gene Bont to be honored in Cavendish; Springfield Medical collects school supplies

School board member Bont honored by Cavendish The Town of Cavendish will be honoring Dr. Gene Bont, the longtime member of school boards representing Cavendish, for his commitment to the town’s children. The public is invited to join past and current school board members at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the little park […]

College News

College News

Christopher Armstrong of Chester was awarded gold stars by The Citadel, a military college in Charlestown, S.C.,  for achieving a 3.7 grade point average or higher during the 2018 spring semester. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s dean’s list. Castleton University welcomes the following students who have […]

TRSU board talks vision retreat, Powden goals

TRSU board talks vision retreat, Powden goals School panel also mulls job descriptions, $150,000 transition fund

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union worked on a number of ongoing issues at its Aug. 23 meeting including the fate of a $150,000 grant for Act 46 transition costs, job descriptions for TRSU employees, ongoing questions around evaluation of the superintendent and the planning […]

CAES 2nd-6th graders to temporarily move to GM

CAES 2nd-6th graders to temporarily move to GM Classroom space still sought for k-1st graders after water damage closes school

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A second water main leak at Chester-Andover Elementary School damaged carpeting and other items in two classrooms Monday morning, ensuring that the school’s reopening will be delayed “four to six weeks” even as administrators have set Thursday, Sept. 6 for classes to begin in alternate […]

Water line break at CAES may delay opening

Water line break at CAES may delay opening School Year's Eve, playground dedication also up in the air

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A water main break at Chester-Andover Elementary School this morning may delay the school’s opening on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and waylay Tuesday’s School Year’s Eve plans and the dedication of its new playground. Around 6:30 this morning, just six days from the start of school, school Facilities Director […]

GM board adds new twist to transition fund flap

GM board adds new twist to transition fund flap Powden again recommends nursing cut; board says no

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The saga of the Act 46 transition fund grant took an unexpected turn at Tuesday night’s Green Mountain Unified School District meeting as one member asserted that splitting the funds between TRSU’s two districts was not justified because all the funds belong to Green Mountain. And the […]

New CAES playground to open in time for school

New CAES playground to open in time for school

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After more than two and a half years of fundraising, the playground that will replace the beloved Structure  is nearing completion. And at its School Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 28, Chester-Andover Elementary School will cut a ribbon to officially open the new installation to fun, […]

College News

College News

Catharine Leiter of Weston was named to the 2018 Dean’s List at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Leiter is a member of the Class of 2018, majoring in Political Science and French and Francophone Studies. The Union College Dean’s List honors students who have a grade point average of 3.5 for the entire academic year […]

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

On Wednesday morning, Gov. Phil Scott announced that several local schools — including Cavendish Town, Chester-Andover and Flood Brook elementaries — are among 239 that will receive school safety grants through a program passed by the legislature this spring. Local funding totaled more than $217,700. Funds will be distributed by the beginning of the 2018-2019 […]

TRSU Board meeting agenda for Thursday Aug. 23, 2018

TRSU Board meeting agenda for Thursday Aug. 23, 2018

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Band Room at the Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main Street in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: July 12, 2018 Regular […]

Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending

Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending Panels opts to look at district's transition needs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Wednesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union School board rejected TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden’s proposal for spending more than $90,000 remaining from a state grant intended to help with the transitions resulting from the Act 46 merger that created two new districts in […]