Addison Northeast Supervisory Union

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Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven, Starksboro and Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School

Recent Announcements

  • A message from Superintendent Patrick Reen
    At their May 23 meeting the new school district board took action on choosing an official name for our new unified school district.  As you may or my not know, with the passage of Act 46 we could no longer keep Addison Northeast Supervisory Union as our name.  This created an opportunity for us to think differently about how we want to be recognized as a new district moving forward.  
    One month, two surveys and about 600 responses later the new name selected is Mount Abraham Unified School District.  The name change will take effect July 1, 2018. Thank you to all that took part in the survey.  The future's looking bright for MAUSD as we Shape Our Future Together!
    Posted Jun 1, 2017, 12:18 PM by Web Master
  • ANESU Year End Events 2017

    Posted Apr 5, 2017, 6:28 AM by Web Master
  • Mt Abe Renovation Meeting
    Please click on the link to watch the Mt Abe Renovation meeting.  You can find it under Mt Abe 2017.

    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 7:35 AM by Web Master
  • PUBLIC STATEMENT OF ANESU BARGAINING COUNCIL

    PUBLIC STATEMENT OF ANESU BARGAINING COUNCIL REGARDING LETTER FROM JOHN JEFFERIES DATED MARCH 9, 2017, THAT BARGAINING COUNCIL RECEIVED ON MARCH 16, 2017

    Representatives of the governing boards of the member districts of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, together with representatives of the Addison Northeast Education Association who represent teachers and education support personnel, are currently negotiating successor collective bargaining agreements for the agreements that will expire on June 30, 2017. In preparation for these negotiations, representatives participated in four (4) Alternative Bargaining training sessions conducted by Cynthia Jeffries, a commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

    At the conclusion of this training, Board and Association representatives decided to conduct this round of contract negotiations using a collaborative model referred to as Critical Issue Bargaining (“CIB”). Given the parties’ lack of experience with CIB, they also agreed to have Commissioner Jeffries mediate all of their direct discussions with each other. Commissioner Jeffries has explained that to facilitate contract negotiations as a mediator, she would need to meet with the parties without other persons present so that her communications with the parties could be kept confidential.

    On the evening of December 13, 2016, the parties met with Commissioner Jeffries to discuss ground rules for conducting negotiations. The meeting with Commissioner Jeffries occurred in executive session, with the public excluded. Prior to holding the executive session, the Bargaining Council Chair explained the mediation process that the parties were using for negotiations and Commissioner Jeffries’ role in the process.

    The Bargaining Council entered executive session on December 13, 2016, without first making the specific finding required by 1 V.S.A. section 313(a)(1) that premature general public knowledge would clearly place the Bargaining Council at a substantial disadvantage. The absence of this finding in the motion to enter executive session could be viewed as a violation of the Open Meeting Law. The Bargaining Council mistakenly considered the above-mentioned explanation by the Council Chair to be sufficient to fulfill the requirements of the Open Meeting Law.

    After ending the executive session, the Bargaining Council considered and approved a motion to adopt the ground rules for the negotiations. To address

    .the potential non-compliance of the motion to hold an executive session on December 13, 2016, the Bargaining Council, at a meeting held within 14 days, will ratify the Bargaining Council’s adoption of the ground rules for negotiations with the Addison Northeast Education Association and will confirm that, prior to holding an executive session to consider contracts, labor relations agreements with employees, arbitration and/or mediation, the Council must make a specific finding that premature general public knowledge would clearly place the Bargaining Council or a person involved at a substantial disadvantage.

    We are not prepared to acknowledge that negotiations that have occurred between Addison Northeast Education Association representatives and a gathering of less than a quorum of the Bargaining Council were in violation of the Open Meeting Law.

    However, at a meeting held within 14 days, the Bargaining Council will announce a list of dates when any such negotiation sessions took place and its decision to refrain from holding any negotiation sessions between Addison Northeast Education Association representatives and a gathering of less than a quorum of the Bargaining Council unless and until a Vermont court rules that such negotiation sessions are not in violation of the Open Meeting Law.

    Please direct any questions regarding this statement to Patrick Reen, Superintendent, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union.


    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 12:14 PM by Web Master
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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.

Click here for minutes of Bargaining Council Meetings.

The following contract language, salary and benefit proposals were exchanged by each side. 



The following is a copy of the current negotiated agreement: