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Helpful Info About Running for School Board

posted Jan 4, 2018, 7:39 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 7:40 AM ]

Thinking of Running for School Board? Click the link for a short video.

MAUSD Community Budget Forum

posted Dec 27, 2017, 8:26 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 5:16 AM ]

MAUSD Board Seeks Your Input!

posted Dec 7, 2017, 12:35 PM by Web Master

Please share your input with the Mount Abraham Unified School Board The Mount Abraham Unified School District Board is interested in connecting with our community. Since we are now one school district serving all 5 towns as well as Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School, hearing from our diverse community is more important than ever. Your unified school board may want to connect with you on topics including general vision for our schools and students, budgets, legislative updates, trends in education, and more. Please share your thoughts about how you would best like to engage with your school board. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WSYBVNM The survey should only take you a minute to complete. Please respond by 12/15. Thank you for sharing your input! MAUSD Community Engagement Committee

Press Release RE: MAUSD Budget Parameters

posted Dec 1, 2017, 7:48 AM by Web Master

At their October 24th meeting, the MAUSD Board voted to instruct Superintendent Patrick Reen to develop a FY 19 budget that maintains level funding per equalized pupil. The decision to start with 0% growth was brought on by several factors, including reduced payments from the State to local boards and rising health insurance premiums. The reductions in State payments are the result of a compromise between Governor Scott and legislative leaders last June, capping the amount school districts can spend on teacher health care. With health care costs anticipated to climb by at least 8%, these new spending caps may be exceeded. In that event, any additional money will need to be found from elsewhere in the budget.


The MAUSD Board anticipates a draft budget to be presented at their December 19th meeting. Community forums will be held in early January to present the draft budget to the broader public and to receive feedback.


Early release days on the 17/18 school calendar

posted Aug 18, 2017, 8:42 AM by Web Master

Dear ANESU Families,

            Ensuring the students in our five-town community receive the best instruction we can deliver is among our highest priorities.  The body of research available to us on the most effective practices is greater today than it has ever been.  To take advantage of this research and to help ensure we are continually working to improve instruction, and therefore outcomes for our students, we need to provide ongoing professional development for every educator in our school community.  To do so we need to make time for this professional development to happen.    

With this in mind, you will notice on the 2017-2018 school calendar that all schools in Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will have seven early release days this year.  These early release days will provide time for professional development to happen within and across our schools.  As we transition to a single district the need to work closely together is greater than ever.  Working together we can build equity in opportunity and outcomes for students.  Working together we can support one another as we operationalize our strategic plan.  Working together we can achieve great things.   

Our early release days coincide with early release days in Addison Northwest School District (Vergennes) and Addison Central School District (Middlebury).  This coordination is important because Vergennes Union High School, Middlebury Union High School and Mt. Abraham Union High School each have students attending the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. These common professional development days also open doors for future collaborative work with our neighboring school districts in Addison County.  

The early release days are scheduled for October 3, November 8, December 7, February 7, March 29, April 17 and May 16.  Dismissal times on the early release days will be as follows:

Bristol Elementary School               11:40                     Monkton Central School                               11:50

Lincoln Community School              11:45                     Robinson Elementary School                       11:45

Beeman Elementary School             11:45                     Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School      11:30

I recognize these early release days have the potential to create challenging child care situations for some families and for that I am sorry.  Thank you for your efforts to make these professional development days a possibility.   

Sincerely,

Patrick J. Reen

Superintendent

New Volunteer Process

posted Aug 17, 2017, 8:00 AM by Web Master   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 8:17 AM ]

Families, Friends and Community Members New Volunteer Process


To ensure the safety of all children in our district, starting July 1, 2017, all volunteers must be fingerprinted. The prints will be at no charge through Bristol PD by appointment only.  If at any point in the school year you volunteer, chaperone a field trip, or work with our students please follow the process below.  


Here is what you need to know:

  • If you think you have current results on file, please check with your school’s administrative assistant to confirm.  If you do, you will only fill out the Volunteer Registration, Criminal Record Check and Agency of Human Services Forms

  • If you do not have results on file, your school will provide you with the following forms:  Volunteer Registration, Criminal Record Check, Agency of Human Services and VCIC Fingerprint Authorization Certificate

  • Completely fill out all forms

  • You will need to bring two current forms of ID when you come for fingerprints:

Primary List- Valid VT Driver's License, Valid Non-Driver ID, Valid Government ID card or US Passport.  

Secondary List- Valid Credit Card with signature, Valid Student ID, SS card, Check Cashing Card with Signature, Military ID.


You can have two forms of ID from the primary list or one from each list, but not two from the secondary list.


Frequently Asked Questions:  


When can I start volunteering?  Once the initial check is done (2 days), you will be permitted to volunteer pending print results.  


Do I have to do this every year?  Once the entire process is complete and we have received all results, you are permitted to volunteer for 3 years without retaking prints as long as you volunteer at least once each school year.  However, each year, you will fill out a volunteer form along with the two local background check forms.


Please call Jennifer at 453-6946 for more information and to set up an appointment.




A message from Superintendent Patrick Reen - May 24, 2017

posted May 10, 2017, 12:46 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jul 14, 2017, 8:46 AM ]

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 who took part in the survey.  The future's looking bright for MAUSD as we Shape Our Future Together!


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.



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 YearThe 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 dgriswold@anesu.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, 11:30 AM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 12:16 PM ]



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 2016

Hello 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!

Sincerely,

Patrick J. Reen

Superintendent of Schools

 


 

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