Invitation to New District Annual Meeting
Posted Feb 9, 2017, 7:51 AM by Web MasterPlease join us on Thursday, February 16 at 6PM at Mt. Abraham in the Large Cafeteria to formally open the new ANESD Unified School District! There will be a brief ceremony, a short meeting, and cake and beverages to celebrate this historic event!Click this link for Invitation to Org Meeting 2017-02-16 (1).pdf
Strategic Plan Development
Posted Jan 26, 2017, 10:46 AM by Web MasterOver the past several weeks we have been making progress in our strategic plan development. Most notable is the development of a vision for ANESU, Shaping Our Future Together! Use the links below to learn more about the strategic plan development thus far including next steps, the vision, mission and Ends as well as ways to get involved in the strategic planning process.
Mount Abraham Renovation Committee Charge
Posted Jan 19, 2017, 7:18 AM by Web Master
The Mt Abraham School Board shall form a Renovation Committee and charge the committee to determine facility needs and shape a potential bond measure to go before the 5 Town voters in the 2017-2018 School Year. The Committee shall research, draft, present, and work with the Board or any other ANESU capital improvement committee to implement a facility renovation/building plan for Mt. Abraham High School, including a time table for a bond vote and construction. The committee will gather information and community feedback to present a proposed bond project recommendation to the ANESU Superintendent, who will in turn use the proposal to inform his recommendation to the Mt Abraham Middle/High School Board and/or ANESD Board for final approval. The recommendation shall include a time table for a bond vote and construction. The Committee shall submit its plan to the Superintendent of Schools no later than August 1, 2017.
The committee shall take into consideration all factors necessary to ensure: (a) Mt Abraham has the resources to meet its Education goals for students (see ENDS policy), (b) the total cost and tax impact of a potential bond is financially viable for the 5 Town voters given the current economic climate, (c) safety and efficient maintenance of the facility and infrastructure needs meet state and/or ANESU expectations. The committee shall consist of no more than 11 members, comprising of Board Members and ANESD members, Staff, Students and Community members. A Board Member shall be appointed the chair of this Committee. The Superintendent of Schools, Mt Abraham Principal, ANESU Chief Financial Officer, and ANESU Facilities Director shall be ex-officio – non-voting members of the committee. Members of the committee will be chosen by an application process, in which letters of interest shall be submitted to the Mt Abraham Chair, Dawn Griswold firstname.lastname@example.org , no later than February 17, 2017. The entire committee shall be appointed by the Board Chair as soon as practicable but no later than the February 28, 2017.
Letter from Superintendent, Patrick Reen
Posted Sep 26, 2016, 12:16 PM by Web Master
Addison Northeast Supervisory Union
72 Munsill Avenue, Building 6, Suite 601, Bristol, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-3657 ~ www.anesu.org ~ Fax: (802) 453-2029
MT. ABRAHAM UNION MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL ~ BRISTOL ~ LINCOLN ~ MONKTON ~ NEW HAVEN ~ STARKSBORO
September 2016Hello ANESU Families,
I hope your summer was filled with a lot of great family time! I also hope you and your children had a chance to recharge and get ready for what is promising to be an outstanding 2016-2017 school year!
I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to return to work in ANESU since leaving my sixth grade classroom at Bristol Elementary School eight years ago. I know, and have always known, ANESU does amazing things for its students and I am thrilled to return home to take part in the great work happening in my own community.
It has been a steep learning curve for me so far. I am rapidly learning more and more about the scope of work before me as a superintendent. While my responsibilities may be vast, I believe my primary role is to support principals and teachers as they work to improve the lives of children in our schools. After all, that is the reason we, as an organization, exist.
I am routinely impressed by the hardworking individuals within ANESU. To focus all of this hard work we need to come together as a five-town community to create greater clarity around the purpose and direction for our school system. In order to achieve this I will be working with various stakeholders to develop a process to bring our five-town community together to articulate a vision for ANESU. A common vision will assist students, staff and community members in developing a strategic plan with specific action steps needed to realize our vision. With clarity of purpose and specific action steps we can be confident our hard work is focused on getting us where we want to be.
These are exciting times in ANESU! I encourage you all to take advantage of opportunities to help shape the future of our schools. I look forward to working with you!
Patrick J. Reen
Superintendent of Schools
Teacher and Support Staff Collective Bargaining Information - 2015-2016
Collective bargaining negotiations for a successor agreement between the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, its member districts and its teachers are now under way. Vermont statutes require school districts to form Bargaining Councils for the purpose of negotiating contracts and each school district within the ANESU has appointed members to serve on the ANESU Bargaining Council. Teachers from each of our schools are represented by the Addison Northeast Education Association and affiliated with Vermont-National Education Association.
All school district meetings are publically warned and conducted in accordance with Vermont open meeting legal requirements. The meetings have been filmed by NEAT TV and minutes of the meetings are taken and posted electronically on the district’s website.
The following contract language, salary and benefit proposals were exchanged by each side.