Addison Northeast Supervisory Union

Professional Learning Communities serving the schools of 
Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven, Starksboro and Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School

Recent Announcements

  • 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
  • Community Representative needed for Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Board
    The Mt Abraham Board is currently looking for a community member to represent the 5 Town community on the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Board.  The commitment to this position is currently attending the monthly Board meeting (2nd Wednesday of the month).  It is possible, if you join additional Board committees, that you would attend more meetings.  If you are interested in being appointed to this position, please email Dawn Griswold (dgriswold@anesu.org).  The Mt Abraham Board would like to appoint a community member at their next meeting (3/28), if possible.  
    Posted Mar 17, 2017, 5:33 AM by Web Master
  • Invitation to New District Annual Meeting
    Please 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!  

    Posted Feb 9, 2017, 7:51 AM by Web Master
  • Strategic Plan Development
    Over 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.



    Posted Jan 26, 2017, 10:46 AM 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: