What’s on the school ballot: Champlain Valley Union School District to hold public meetings on the proposed budget

The Champlain Valley School District’s Board of Directors is looking to share information regarding the proposed budget for the 2019-2020 school year. Article VII asks voters to approve a consolidated budget for operating all schools in the five towns of the 4000-student Champlain Valley School District for the next fiscal year starting July 1, 2019.… Read More »

See something, say something: State launches student school safety video contest

Governor Phil Scott and Vermont-NEA (VT-NEA) President Don Tinney announced a joint initiative inviting Vermont middle and high school students to create a “See Something, Say Something” video public service announcement, which will be used by the Agency of Education and VT-NEA to promote awareness and reporting of school safety threats across the state. “Working… Read More »

Gruendling finalist for Community Spirit Award

Gruendling finalist for Community Spirit Award

Kate Gruendling of Shelburne was selected as a 2019 Distinguished Finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. A junior at Champlain Valley Union High School, Gruendling organized a virtual 5K race team in her community to par-ticipate in a 9/11 Heroes Run. Along… Read More »

School Board hammers out $78.9 million budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The Champlain Valley School District School Board is contemplating a budget for 2020 that bumps up spending more than $2 million for the 2019-20 school year. If given final approval by the school board and the public, the proposed budget would increase spending by 2.7 percent from $76.8 million this year to… Read More »

High school seniors: It’s not too late!

By SARAH SOULE The new year is almost here but it’s not too late for high school seniors to refine and add to their college application list. Many colleges and universities have approaching deadlines in early January and February and still others offer rolling admissions, which means they review prospective candidates at any time. A… Read More »

School board wants input on budget

STAFF REPORT The Champlain Valley School District is inviting voters to its budget forum, which is set to kick off this year’s budget process. Voters will be asked about what they value most in the school district and what their priorities are. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Champlain Valley… Read More »

School board hears about aliens, vaping

By MADELINE HUGHES Do aliens exist? That’s the question at the heart of middle school humanities and science this fall, taught by special educators Ashley Sutton and Matt Glass at Williston Central School. The teachers have noticed a difference in student behavior and learning in the classroom. The curriculum has “really shifted student engagement,” Sutton… Read More »

CVU principal, two district teachers honored

CVU principal, two district teachers honored

By MADELINE HUGHES Last week Champlain Valley Union High School Principal Adam Bunting visited Washington D.C. as a perk that came with being honored as the Vermont Principal of the Year. Bunting quietly accepted the award in August at the Vermont Principals Association meeting, where he was recognized for his work in personalized and proficiency-based… Read More »