The first permanent settlers came to Charlotte in 1784, and the town, once established, grew quickly.
A group of five parents voiced concerns over aspects of the school district’s COVID-19 protocols at the Champlain Valley School District’s Board of School Districts’ regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Proposed bond includes $4.7 million in renovations for Charlotte Central School
The Champlain Valley School District (CVSD) is developing an equity audit to be concluded by the spring.
Champlain Valley Union High School was recognized through a virtual celebration by ESPN and the Special Olympics Program for being a “Unified Champion School.” Others were in New Mexico, Iowa, Delaware and Minnesota.
The Champlain Valley School District School Board is beginning the budget process for the 2021–2022 school year. This budget will be presented to voters before and on Town Meeting Day, March 2, 2021. The board is providing virtual opportunities for community members to give input regarding next year’s budget.
For the past two weeks, we have been assessing our readiness for bringing back our kindergarten students to four days per week of in-person instruction. This assessment included a review of our ability to maintain social distancing and all other DOH and AOE guidelines, as well as our capacity to provide stable and sufficient staffing.
When Champlain Valley School District opens its schools on September 8 it will be among the very few districts in the country that will open with the low level of community spread necessary for success. At Monday night’s CVSD school board meeting,
At the Champlain Valley School District school board meeting on Aug. 4, the district administration presented a comprehensive plan for providing two instructional models for preK through 8th grade that will be in place for the district school opening.
Superintendent Elaine Pinckney opened the Champlain Valley School District Board meeting on Tuesday, July 21 with the statement, “We are working from imperfect options and choosing the best of those options
While other states have already rolled out plans for public school openings in the fall, Vermont is still trying to figure out what education will look like for students in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Beginning July 6, the Champlain Valley School District schools, in partnership with our local Food Shelves, began providing free breakfast and lunch for all children 18 years and younger for the summer.
A meeting of the Finance Committee of the CVSD Board met on June 3 to discuss the current and future financial picture of the Champlain Valley School District. Jeanne Jensen reviewed the FY 20 financials. The added expenditure of providing food service was balanced by the fact that special education tuition services and professional development were reduced.
The Champlain Valley School District board spent the June 9 meeting discussing a response to the social upheaval occurring in the nation because of systemic racism. A letter to the board from 60 teachers and staff requested that the board make an affirmative statement supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and take a stance in addressing racism in the school district.
The Vermont High School Principals Association has canceled the current spring season sports due to the governor’s order for residents to stay home. The sports are baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, ultimate frisbee and unified basketball. The last state championship to be played was the March 11 Division I men’s hockey. Fall sports seasons have yet to be determined.
The Champlain Valley School District School Board met on Tuesday, April 28, to chart a course forward in the midst of many uncertainties. Chief among them are the major hits to the state and local school education budgets and the uncertainty of how education will be delivered in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The March 17 Champlain Valley School District board met remotely against the backdrop of the uncertainties related to school suspension of operations due to Coronavirus. The discussions were largely focused on maintaining traditional work and planning for a board retreat on May 28
At the Champlain Valley School District school board meeting on January 21, the board weighed educational goals, equity concerns, and various budget constraints to approve a budget that will be put in front of the voters on March 2 and 3. Among the educational needs and goals were the immediate needs for a guidance counselor and administrative support at CVU, and the imperative to ensure equity among all schools in their educational offerings and support services. In addition there is an effort to provide more intensive services within the district for students with emotional and behavioral problems. These requests were met by reshuffling of personnel, creatively using grants, and requesting additional personnel.
The December 3 CVSD Board meeting focused on a discussion of the FY 2021 general instructional budget and the difficulties of aligning board goals and vision with budget realities. Superintendent Elaine Pinckney guided the board through the process of how the budget is developed through planning meetings with principals and building staff.
This week’s CVSD board meeting featured a discussion of personalized learning, which is designed to maximize student choices around curricula and respond to individual learning styles. It is an important building block in the Proficiency Based Learning (PBL) system that the Champlain Valley School District has embraced across all schools.