Vote Now! Addison Northeast District Renaming Second Survey

posted May 11, 2017, 5:59 AM by Web Master

You may have seen our earlier survey to collect ideas for a new name. Based on input received from this first survey, we would love to hear from you about which name you prefer. Please take a minute to share your opinion. Respond by Monday May 22.

There are two ways to share your opinion: you can either call 453-7171 and leave a message or take a brief survey at

Background: Residents of the Addison Northeast community voted last fall to form a unified school district including our 5 elementary schools and Mt Abe Middle/High School. An early need for our new district is to identify a new name. Rather than make this decision alone, the unified school board would like your input on a new name for the school district.

Results and a recommendation will be shared at the full unified school district board at its May 23 meeting. 

If you would like to know more about the unified school district, you can find information at, or join us at a regular meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month (except July & August) at 7 pm at Mt Abe. Watch for upcoming ways to engage with your new school board and share your input.

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion! 
ANESD Renaming Committee  
Jodi Bachand 
Liz Sayre 
Jen Stanley

School Board Letters of Interest

posted May 10, 2017, 12:46 PM by Web Master


posted Apr 20, 2017, 6:15 AM by Web Master


Addison Northeast Supervisory Union

72 Munsill Avenue, Suite 602

Bristol, Vermont 05443

Request for Vendor Proposals

Addison Northeast Supervisory Union is requesting proposals from vendors wishing to provide contracted instructional services for special education for the 2017-2018 school-year. This annual procedure is instituted for the purposes of complying with federal guidelines for the use of grant funds often applied to services. The Supervisory Union will receive sealed proposals for contracted services related to the provision of special education. Contract proposals are sought for the following services:

·         Occupational Therapy

·         Physical Therapy

·         Psychological Services

·         Transportation Services

·         Communication services

·         IEP/Medicaid Case Management Systems

Service proposals must be mailed or delivered to Susan Bruhl, Special Education Director, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, 72 Munsill Avenue, Suite 601, Bristol, VT 05443 no later than May 15, 2017.

Copies of the request for proposals may be obtained on our website at and at the Office of the Superintendent at the above address between 8AM and 4PM, Monday through Friday, prior to the date specified to submit proposals.

Period of Contract: Addison Northeast will enter into written agreements through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from a qualified vendor for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Proposal Acceptance Period: Proposals must be received by 4PM on or before May 15, 2017.

Required Specifications

1.      Description of instructional services available to the Supervisory Union.

2.      Proposed school-year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) cost with details of hourly rate for direct services, consultations, indirect services (e.g., report writing), and any additional charges (e.g., mileage).

3.      Description of services, if applicable, for staff training including the number of available training per the contract timeline, duration, number of participants, and costs per training session.

4.      Assurance that the level and extent of services for each student must be approved by the SPED Director (or designee) prior to commencing any services.

5.      Assurance that all direct student services, if applicable, must be only as specialized as necessary to support improvement in goals directly related to the Vermont Early Learning Standards (EEE) or Grade Level Expectations/Common Core (students in grades K to 12).

6.      Description of indirect services (e.g., consultations, coaching, training), if applicable, and the supports through which these services 1) build capacity for services to be provided by ANESU staff and 2) can occur in the least restrictive environment.

7.      Assurance that educational services will be determined by IEP teams and include approval from the LEA.

8.      Assurance that the vendor is acting as an independent contractor, and therefore, as such, is responsible for own insurance coverage (liability, health, dental, workers compensation insurance, etc.) payroll tax matters and will not receive compensated leave time.

9.      Assurance that the vendor if selected to provide services for the SU for the 2017-18 school year can provide the following documents, if not already on file, for the Supervisory Union: acceptable criminal records check; proof of liability insurance; copy of current licensure and registration; and taxpayer identification number (IRS Form W-9.

ANESU Year End Events 2017

posted Apr 5, 2017, 6:28 AM by Web Master

Strategic Planning Update & Action Team Application-APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4/10/17

posted Mar 27, 2017, 9:26 AM by Web Master   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 7:02 AM ]

Hello 5 Town Community Members-

Progress continues to be made toward the development of a strategic plan for ANESU/ANESD. Recently, the ANESU leadership team reviewed feedback from approximately 160 people on four draft goal statements.  These four draft goal statements were developed by the leadership team using input from staff, students and the community as well as information from the RBO process and the ANESU Vision, Mission and Ends.  

These goals will be the focus for the work of action teams.  Each goal will have an action team assigned to it.  The final goals and application to join an action team can be found by clicking the following links or word attachments below. I encourage everyone to join in the work of Shaping Our Future Together!

                                                                                                    Final Strategic Goals

Action Team Application

The Strategic Plan Steering Committee is nearly fully formed.  Its members will include faculty, staff, community, board, students and administrators.  The committees members and responsibilities are listed below.  

Steering Committee Members

Facilitator: Patrick Reen

Teachers: Scott Beckwith, Mikaela Frank; Caroline Patrie

Administrators: Jessica Barewicz; Edorah Frazer

Staff: Karen Wheeler; Kim Krampetz

Community Members: Sarah Crum, Julianna Doherty

Board Members: Krista Siringo, Dawn Griswold

Students: TBD

ANESU Strategic Plan Steering Committee Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development of the ANESU Strategic Plan

  • Ensure coherence, clarity and feasibility in action team’s work toward reaching our vision/mission and transforming education in ANESU.

  • Provide the necessary diverse lenses to support the transformation.

In order to do the above, SC will:

  • Review sample strategic plans to determine the best format for ANESU - keep a pros and cons list of plans they review in order to ensure ANESU plan reflects the pros.

  • Preview process, purpose, role (including review vision, mission, Ends and strategic goals.

  • Review monthly reports from each action team at each SC Mtg - in order to understand, provide any support, and stay true to intent of the goal.  In addition, to prevent redundancies and interweave similarities.

Thanks for all you do!

Mt Abe Renovation Meeting

posted Mar 27, 2017, 7:33 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 7:35 AM ]

Please click on the link to watch the Mt Abe Renovation meeting.  You can find it under Mt Abe 2017.


posted Mar 24, 2017, 12:14 PM by Web Master


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.

Community Representative needed for Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Board

posted Mar 17, 2017, 5:33 AM by Web Master

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 (  The Mt Abraham Board would like to appoint a community member at their next meeting (3/28), if possible.  

Invitation to New District Annual Meeting

posted Feb 9, 2017, 7:50 AM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

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!  

Strategic Plan Development

posted Jan 26, 2017, 10:32 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 10:46 AM ]

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.

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