CSSU proposes adjusted hours for 2016-17 school year

School boards across the Chittenden South Supervisory Union are voting on April 26 on a proposed school day schedule change that could take effect with the 2016-17 school year. The change, which is called the early release-late start professional development/educational improvement model, is intended to optimize the benefits of teachers’ professional development time. Currently, teachers… Read More »

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

When people want to connect during an emotional conversation, they usually look each other in the eye. Recent research by Tiffany Hutchins, Charlotte resident and assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont, used eye-tracking technology to study children with autism spectrum disorder,… Read More »

Charlotte town meeting shows a town largely united

Charlotte town meeting shows a town largely united

Town meeting was short and generally affable in Charlotte this year; the multi-purpose room at Charlotte Central School was noticeably absent of much tension, multiple hearty laughs punctuated even the more tense discussions, and with resounding ayes, and only one close call, all seven articles that were up for a vote passed on Tuesday, including… Read More »

Act 46 amendments complicated by state legislature

As school boards across the state forge ahead to complete their school budgets before Town Meeting Day, Act 46 woes in the Vermont legislature continue to complicate matters. This past week, lawmakers in the House and Senate worked on different changes to the allowable growth percentage portion of the bill; votes on these amendments were… Read More »

What’s the story behind those buses?

What’s the story behind those buses?

I’m careening in my car toward the beach around the curve on Lake Road in Charlotte, singing along with Adele at the top of my lungs, because I actually secretly am Adele, when … Hold on. Wait. I read Front Porch Forum, and I know speeding isn’t welcome here in the town of Charlotte, so… Read More »