Legislation proposed by the Vermont Agency of Education would mandate drills twice a year and require schools to lock all exterior doors during the day.
There is widespread agreement among early childhood educators, parents and lawmakers that the economics of child care don’t work. Advocates are hoping this is the year Vermont makes big changes to child care funding.
There are still more than 1,000 open positions for teachers, special educators and support staff, the Vermont Principals’ Association executive director, Jay Nichols, told lawmakers.
A one-year pilot of free school meals will end in June. Advocates are pushing to make the program permanent.
A federal judge approved an agreement between attorneys for the school district and Monsanto’s parent company, Bayer, on Friday that would allow demolition of the high school in February.
BFA-Fairfax officials said the incident occurred after the final buzzer, when BFA student fans spilled onto the basketball court, but not only students were involved.
Rights & Democracy said it had received online threats in advance of an upcoming meeting. The group has worked to support students in the Randolph area in the wake of hate speech directed toward LGBTQ+ youth.
Bennington Elementary and other schools in the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union have been grappling with student behavior that is “elevated in a way that we haven't seen in the past,” the superintendent said.
Windsor-area school authorities have agreed to pay Tiffany Riley a total of $650,000 to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit she brought against her former employer.
Consultants were given a two-fold mandate: Figure out how much it would cost to ensure that families receiving state help pay no more than 10% of their income toward child care — even as wages are raised to bring child care workers’ salaries in line with their peers in public education.