Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union

Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union board asks CFO to step down

Editor’s note: This article is by Derek Carson, of the Bennington Banner, in which it was first published March 17, 2016. BENNINGTON — The board of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union has voted to give Chief Financial Officer Rick Pembroke until March 18 to submit a letter of resignation. Should he do so, Pembroke will […]

Attorneys wrangle over release of records in case involving autistic boy

The school district being sued over the alleged mistreatment of a student with autism wants to keep some of the boy’s records out of the public eye, a move his attorney said has little to do with the case itself.

Salmon calls for follow-up audit of Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union in Bennington

Auditor Salmon also announced the Vermont State Auditor’s Office has completed the transition to a performance audit office, a goal within its strategic plan over the past five years.

Halkias: A good kind of Payne

In this case, strong young talent that got away came back to the fold after seasoning elsewhere. That doesn’t happen very often.

Vermont-NEA: Instead of obeying state order to pay teachers back wages, district spends taxpayer money taking case to court

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union is refusing to follow a Department of Labor order to pay its teachers back wages by seeking to bring the case to superior court.

Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union asks labor commissioner to vacate order requiring payment of disputed wages

The Request to Vacate stated that the DOL failed to prove there is an underpayment to teachers.

Talks of consolidation of CDC and SVSU are premature and inappropriate as investigations of central office remain unresolved

For immediate release Feb. 6, 2012 Contact Stephannie Peters Phone: 802.379.4112 Darren Allen Phone: 802.839.8618 802.839.8618 Bennington – Any discussion about consolidating the Bennington Career Development Center with the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union is premature and inappropriate now that the supervisory union is under at least three separate state investigations, the union representing more than 320 […]

Anatomy of a strike: Bennington impasse over “steps” and health care concessions may have statewide implications

Bennington is tied with Colchester for a dubious record — the second longest teachers’ strike in Vermont history.

Cross: A better way to resolve teacher contract disputes

I grew up in a union family. At a very early age, sat at my father’s knee listening to John L. Lewis and other union leaders as they addressed the nation via radio. It was a requirement in our house. I was first trained in the art of negotiating as a young Vermont teacher by the NEA, around 1960.

Teachers craft new contract proposal; mediator calls both sides to Monday morning session

Despite the boards’ refusal to consider an offer Thursday with significant concessions, Bennington area teachers Friday afternoon crafted yet another proposal in its efforts to settle with the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union.

Teachers, boards meet this afternoon; support professionals to hold candlelight demonstration at 6 p.m.

Bennington area teachers and the boards of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union will resume negotiations this afternoon in the latest effort to end the strike.

Teachers, boards agree to suspend talks for the weekend after meeting face-to-face

Bennington area teachers and the boards of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union today agreed to suspend talks for the weekend after meeting face-to-face for the first time since the strike began.

Bennington teachers, boards to resume talks at 2 p.m. Friday

Bennington area teachers will resume contract talks with the boards of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union at 2 p.m. today after assessing whether the district’s late-night offer can form the basis for settlement discussions.

Vermont NEA: Bennington teachers reject board’s “insulting” offer

After three days of intense bargaining, negotiators for Bennington area teachers rejected the latest contract offer from the boards of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union.