Big questions remain as school districts look to implement the arrangement worked out by Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers on teachers’ health coverage.
News Release — Vermont School Boards Association and Vermont Superintendents Association June 20, 2017 Contact: Nicole Mace (802) 363-7777 Jeffrey Francis (802) 229-5834 In January, Governor Scott proposed a set of budget initiatives intended to significantly stem the increase in K-12 spending in order to resolve General Fund budget gaps and direct new funds to […]
Peter Sterling, a board member, called the Vermont School Boards Association and the Vermont Superintendents Association “union busters” that are “pimping” the governor’s proposal.
In a last ditch effort to find Education Fund savings this year, the Scott administration and school boards proposed a statewide health insurance plan for teachers. The union rejected the proposal, as did House and Senate leadership.
Scott has presented no Plan B to fix the gap in the general fund and has told lawmakers that if they bring him a budget that increases taxes or fees, or cuts frontline workers, he will veto it.
The United States has a higher level of income inequality than any other western nation. And in areas where families don’t have the resources to support children, education suffers, a leading expert told Vermont school board members and superintendents at an annual meeting on Thursday. “Achievement is not just about gaps it is also about […]
If needed improvements can be accomplished within the current structures, why hasn’t it happened?
A Boston consulting firm and its former clients in Vermont say its approach can yield better student achievement for less money. The firm says it has worked with more than 100 school districts in 35 states.
Joel Cook of the Vermont NEA urged a “go slow” approach to consolidation; Jeff Francis of the Vermont Superintendents Association says education system is “out of balance”; Stephen Dale of the Vermont School Boards Association says there needs to be “some movement toward property tax relief.”
Thomas Magnan, a graduating senior at Bellows Free Academy – St. Albans, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Alice Angney Scholarship for Leadersh
Brent Kay, Superintendent for the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union (serving the communities of Randolph, Brookfield and Braintree) has been selected as the Vermont Superintendent of the Year for 2014 by the Vermont Superintendents Association (VSA). Dr. Kay was presented with the Frederick H. Tuttle Superintendent of the Year Award at the annual meeting of the Association on May 22, 2014.
Massive school governance consolidation without cost benefit analysis or clearly stated goals for expanded opportunities would be a costly step in the wrong direction.
Far from the one-room schoolhouse heated with a potbelly stove, we rely upon our schools to provide a healthy environment conducive to the educational purpose but also to address a myriad of other societal and educational needs.
News Release — Vermont Superintendents Association May 28, 2013 Montpelier – Elaine Pinckney, Superintendent for the Chittenden South Supervisory Union (CSSU) has been selected as the 2013 Vermont Superintendent of the Year by the Vermont Superintendents Association (VSA). Pinckney was presented with the Frederick H. Tuttle Superintendent of the Year Award on Thursday, May 23rd […]