The Vermont Agency of Education, after consultations with school and medical officials, is changing the definition of a “close contact” and loosening recommendations for tracing possible Covid-19 infections at recess and on buses.
“We have plenty of racism and sexism and stuff like that happen every single day,” said Jay Nichols, executive director of the Vermont Principals’ Association.
A report from manufacturers say there’s no PFAS in materials for the proposed turf field and track, but environmentalists say the report isn’t conclusive.
The Goddard College Alumni Association says it has “no confidence” in the progressive college’s current executive leadership, saying there’s “a complete lack of understanding of the unique pedagogy of the college.”
By a 4-1 vote, commissioners determined there were “reasonable grounds” to believe a Milton student was subject to discrimination at the hands of a teacher — and the school at large — based on his disability.
A legislative committee released a proposal to create a nearly $11 million grant program for English language learning programs.
A request for student commentaries, and a classroom lesson for teachers, from the Underground Workshop, VTDigger’s platform for student journalism.
Taunts from the opposing team’s student section went “way beyond even normal unacceptable unsportsmanlike high school behavior,” Hurricanes coach Jeff Acker said.
Allegations of abuse have to be addressed immediately so that students feel their voices are being heard, two athletic directors said.
School management and faculty said they’ve reached agreements during a moderated conversation on issues of governance and communication.
The proposed Covered Bridge Treatment Center in Newbury would replace the former Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Essex which closed last fall. The treatment center would sit on a 280-acre property at the end of the rural Stevens Place, which is west of I-91.
Representatives from teachers unions and the Vermont School Boards Association have been bargaining since the spring to no avail. The parties have already gone through mediation and fact-finding, and walked away from nine hours of talks on Wednesday without a deal in hand.
The administration wants all staff vaccinated, while the union wants to continue the pandemic-long mask mandate with optional vaccines instead.
Vermont will extend its universal masking recommendation for K-12 buildings at least until Nov. 1, administration officials announced Tuesday.