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Friday October 21st, 2016
Since 1993 Vermont schools have been participating in the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). This Survey is administered every 2 years and gives the community data on risky behaviors youth are engaged in as well as protective factors in our community. In 2011 the survey changed from one survey for 8th-12th grade, into 2 separate surveys, one for high school students and one survey for students in grades 6-8. The data that follows is specific to our community and also how we compare to the state average. If you would like more information, or would like to see a copy of the survey, please visit
The Act 46 Committee held a 3rd Public Forum:
· The committee’s latest survey indicates around 66% of respondents in support of a “yes” vote.
· The committee understands there are some lingering questions and concerns in the community which might be clarified by the following points:
o Our schools are large and efficient by Vermont standards, and there is no need to change school structures, this merger is about consolidation of boards and governance, not about changing school structures.
o Our communities and schools will maintain their identities; there are many ways to ensure community voice other than local school boards and a large number of school board members.
o Merging will not raise taxes for either community, as the tax rates for Barre Town and Barre City are currently equivalent before the Common Level of Appraisal is applied. This can also be seen in the nearly identical Educational Spending per Equalized Pupil in Barre City and Barre Town.
o Some communities have concerns about sharing assets and debt. Barre City would contribute significantly more assets to the unified district, Barre Town would contribute more in the way of fund balances. Each community contributes something.
o No one community needs to put in more to fund or support the other community. All federal funding to support programs like Title 1 and Free and Reduced lunch would continue without any impact on taxpayers.
· The Act 46 Committee believes that a unified district could do even more to enhance educational opportunities for Barre students beyond the great work that has been done thus far.
The committee urges community members to vote on November 8.
Veggies/Friuts at BCEMS
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
For families of our students
All Barre Town and Barre City Residents
Please complete Barre Act 46 Survey #2 (August/September 2016) using the following link, and share with anyone you know from Barre Town or Barre City. The survey is six quick multiple choice questions:
2016-17 SUGARBUSH YOUTH/FAMILY SKI/SNOWBOARD PROGRAM @ MOUNT ELLEN
Ski/Ride Registration Form
2017 Barre City Sunday Ski & Snowboard Program
Barre City Elementary and Middle School
Interested in participating in our sports program? Check out our school athletics website for more information. We offer school teams for soccer, cheerleading, and basketball. We offer club teams for track & field and baseball.
Physical Education Teacher, K-4
Athletic Director, 7-8
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Physical Education Teacher, K-8
Orange Center School
Head Varsity and JV Girl's Lacrosse Coach, 9-12
Spaulding High School
Dear Barre City Families, The Barre City School District is preparing for implementation of Act 166: Universal Prekindergarten as of July 1, 2016. This law will entitle publicly-funded prekindergarten to all 3, 4 and 5-year-old children who are not entering kindergarten for 10 hours per week for 35 weeks per academic year. The Agency of Education has developed a database of pre-qualified prekindergarten providers for families.