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Rutland Region news briefs

December 6, 2017 by Mountaintimes

The fate of the Black River school building is undetermined. The school ranks 31st among 56 Vermont high schools with a student population of 172 and a student-teacher ratio of 8.6:1 with 20 full-time teachers, down from 23.8 in 2008, according to the ...

Ludlow and Rochester close high schools in last-chance merger votes

December 1, 2017 by vtdigger.org

vtdigger.orgProposals are going forward that will unite Rochester and Stockbridge; Ludlow and Mount Holly; Bakersfield and Berkshire. Enosburgh supported a merger, but was left hanging when potential partner Richford did not. Montgomery voters also opted not to ...

Community members look to replace closing high school

November 24, 2017 by WCAX

WCAXLUDLOW, Vt. (AP) Community members of two Vermont towns are working to create a new school to replace a high school that's slated to be closed. The Rutland Herald reports a merger vote that would close Black River High School is scheduled on Tuesday ...

Parents eye school to replace Black River

November 24, 2017 by Rutland Herald

Rutland Herald“We want there to be a high school in the community, ” said Marissa Selleck. Other leaders of BRISC include Kristen Garvey, Paul Orzechowski, Melissa Perrino, Heather Tucker and Kristin Veysey, who are all parents or have close ties to the schools ...

School choice expert to speak

November 8, 2017 by Mountaintimes

LUDLOW— A local committee dedicated to keeping the Black River High School open has invited the Ethan Allen Institute to speak on school choice. The Black River Independent School Committee (BRISC) will hear what the conservative Institute's Rob Roper ...

Final merger plans look to get under the wire for tax breaks

October 23, 2017 by vtdigger.org

vtdigger.orgTowns wanting to take school district mergers to voters in time to get tax breaks presented their cases last week at a marathon meeting of the State Board of Education. Unification plans can still be proposed, but they won't translate into savings for ...

Two schools, one leadership team

July 20, 2017 by Rutland Herald

Rutland HeraldLUDLOW — Only a parking lot separates Black River High School and Ludlow Elementary School, and off and on for years the two school boards have talked about having one principal guiding both schools. Karen Trimboli, of Rutland, who has been principal ...

Gowns abound

June 20, 2017 by Rutland Herald

Rutland HeraldLauren Mary Cozzens shakes hands with Rutland City School Board member Dick Courcelle as she receives her diploma Thursday night. ROBERT LAYMAN / STAFF PHOTO. High school graduation season wrapped up last week with seniors. Holly Goodman gives the ...

Ludlow shoots down school merger plan

May 31, 2017 by vtdigger.org

vtdigger.orgA merger plan that would have closed Black River High School in Ludlow has been shot down. Ludlow residents overwhelming rejected the proposal to close the high school in town and send students to Mill River Union High School in North Clarendon. Mount ...

Ludlow votes to keep school

May 31, 2017 by Rutland Herald

Rutland HeraldI've said all along, I don't think the town is ready to close their school,” he said. “There's still going to be things coming down from the state we're going to have to deal with. We'll have to figure out what's best.” The proposal was the result of ...

Ludlow, Mount Holly to vote on school merger proposal

May 29, 2017 by vtdigger.org

vtdigger.org“Keep the Mill out of our River,” read one. Aiyana Fortin of Mount Holly is a senior at Black River and following graduation is on her way to the University of Vermont. Speaking at the Ludlow meeting, Fortin said whether a school is big or small, it is ...

Black River High fate to be decided Tuesday

May 26, 2017 by Rutland Herald

Rutland HeraldLUDLOW — Bruce Schmidt graduated from Black River High School in 1981; his father graduated from Black River in 1954; and his grandmother graduated from its precursor, Black River Academy, in the 1920s. His two children graduated from the small Ludlow ...

Newport School Board Hires New Principal

May 25, 2017 by Valley News

Newport — The Newport School Board voted unanimously Thursday night to hire Shannon Martin as the new principal for Newport Middle High School, Superintendent Cindy Gallagher said in a news release. Martin, the principal of Black River Middle High ...

Newport narrows candidates for high school principal

May 22, 2017 by The Union Leader

The Union LeaderNEWPORT — A Vermont middle school teacher and the interim Newport Middle/High School principal are the finalists in the search for a new Newport Middle/High School principal. The finalists are participating in a public forum tonight, Cindy Gallagher ...

Offering Much More Than a Slide Down a Hill

November 12, 2006 by New York Times

New York TimesTEN years ago, most visitors to the hamlet of Ludlow, Vt., came for one reason: to ski. This mill town turned ski resort sits at the foot of Mount Okemo, whose 2,200-foot vertical drop from summit to base is the largest of any ski mountain in southern ...

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