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Barre Supervisory Union Art Show
The Barre SU Act 46 Study Committee is seeking input from all stakeholders on whether it is advisable to merge the Barre Town, Barre City, and Spaulding Union High School districts into one single district under Act 46. This merger would not plan to change the structure of the Barre schools themselves, but would result in one school board, one budget, and one set of policies rather than the four boards, four budgets, and four sets of policies that exist under the current supervisory union structure.
To gather input the committee has created two surveys. One survey requests input on general topics related to merging districts. A second survey asks questions specifically related to how many members a new board should have and how those members should be elected.
As a Barre Supervisory Union staff member, please take the time to complete the first survey. Link is below:
General survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/53MJ9ZG
If you are a Barre City or Barre Town community member, please take the time to complete the second survey. Link is below:
Board make-up survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5FMQTKK
Responses will be accepted until . The study committee greatly appreciates your input!
Act 46 identifies the following goals as central to any decision aimed at consolidating existing school governance structures:
- To provide substantive equity in the quality and variety of educational opportunities statewide.
- To lead students to achieve or exceed the State’s Educational Quality Standards.
- To maximize operational efficiencies through increased flexibility to manage, share, and transfer resources, with the goal of increasing the district-level ratio of students to full-time equivalent staff
- To promote transparency and accountability.
- To achieve these goals at a cost that parents, voters, and taxpayers value.
For more information about Act 46, please see the following links:
Barre Supervisory Union Act 46 web page:
Vermont Agency of Education Act 46 page:
Vermont Promise Community
Barre City and Barre Town have been selected as a Vermont Promise Community. The Promise Communities project focuses on helping our youngest children have the best possible start in life. Right now, a group of people from Barre including parents, community members, and school staff, and people from child care, mental health, churches, libraries, non-profits and the state are working together to help draft a plan based on what Barre families want to see in our community to help our children succeed. Once our plan is complete, we will be eligible to receive $200,000 to implement our plan. We need your help as we work together to craft this plan to help support our children. Please join us!
Link to Barre Promise Community Questions: http://goo.gl/forms/bYDXEgizm9
Parent Nursing Survey (Click to Open)
Parents please take a few brief moments
to fill out this survey on our Nursing Program. Thank you!
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.
For more information, go to: http://education.vermont.gov/act-166
The Barre Supervisory Union will be holding community forums about Act 166 in the 2015-2016 school year. The First Family Forum will be held on Friday, November 20th 7:30-9:00am at the Aldrich Public Library.
If you are interested in having your child attend the Barre City Prekindergarten Program, you may call to have your child's name placed on the waitlist now. Please know that we cannot guarantee enrollment, as spaces are limited. BCEMS will provide screening for children who have developmental concerns at any time. If you would like to have your child's name placed on the wai list or if you would like to request developmental screening, please call the School Registrar, Linda Rodriguez for information.