CCS Board gets peek at possible budget numbers

By Gail Callahan The Charlotte Central School (CCS) began looking at its 2015-16 budget last Tuesday. While the baseline budget is jumping, the proposed spending plan does include some reductions in guidance and a world language position, but also contains increases in several areas, including technology, para educators, transportation, and security systems. Bob Mason, chief… Read More »

CVU Board grapples with athletic fields, grading system

By Gail Callahan The Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School athletic field project is moving toward the front burner once again as a committee discussed options during the high school board’s meeting Tuesday Nov. 18. CVU Board member Jeanne Jensen, who represents Williston on the panel, reported a committee’s findings about proposed work on the… Read More »

Hinesburg school board starts budget process

By Gail Callahan The Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board kicked off the new budget season on Nov. 24 with a public forum, listening to administrators’ needs for the continued success of students and staff. That wish list includes hiring a new team teachers. The board, HCS administrators, and Chittenden South Supervisory Union (CSSU) officials didn’t… Read More »

CVU holds Toys for Kids Drive

On behalf of the United States Marine Corps League and the Donald Cook Detachment (608), Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School is proud to serve as a “Red Barrel” drop-off location for the Toys for Kids Annual Toy Drive. Toys are being collected now through Friday, Dec. 19. As described on its website, “Toys for… Read More »

CVU School Board News

Congratulations to the following students for their recent acceptance in CVU’s Lucien Lambert Chapter of the National Honor Society. Charlotte: Natalie Franklin, Aryn Hall, Andrew Oliver, Kara Pflaster, Savannah Townsend. Hinesburg: Evelyn Needham, Jarrett Slote. School Contract Negotiations: modeling civic, collaborative and creative interactions in CSSU In October, the CSSU School Boards (Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne,… Read More »

Budget, transportation dominate HCS Board meeting

By Gail Callahan During the Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18, the panel firmed up its initial round of budget meetings. In addition to the first budget forum on Monday, Nov. 24 at 5:30pm at the Community School, school directors will host a Dec. 8 and a Jan. 14 budget meeting,… Read More »

Topics spark debate among CCS board members

By Gail Callahan As budget season looms, the Charlotte Central School (CCS) Board grappled with hot button topics from how to finance a renovation project to their level of involvement with Chittenden South Supervisory Union (CSSU) hiring. At its meeting on Nov. 18, school officials heard that a slate of repairs labeled urgent by administrators… Read More »

Master Gardener course accepts applications now

Experienced as well as novice gardeners are invited to sign up for the 2015 University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Master Gardener course. The deadline to register is Jan. 23. The home horticulture course will be offered from Feb. 3  through April 28 on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 9pm. Classes will be held at… Read More »

Nursery school students plan toy drive for Ronald McDonald House: Drop off in Hinesburg through Dec. 12

The students at the Shelburne Nursery School are collecting toys to support the Ronald McDonald House (RMcDH) of Burlington. The RMcDH provides children and their families who live too far away from the hospital to commute a place to stay while receiving medical treatment at Fletcher Allen Health. Please support the toy drive. Any donation… Read More »

Shearer Chevrolet sponsors bully prevention at CCS

Burlington-based nonprofit Puppets in Education (PiE) received a second year of funding from Shearer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac to support a full day of Bully Prevention programs at Charlotte Central School (CCS) in Charlotte on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The programs presented complimented the anti-bullying curriculum at CCS. Students learned important tips and tools on how… Read More »

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