• What was said and not said

    Several weeks ago, The Valley Reporter printed a front-page story detailing the proposal to the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board to cut two teachers and a staff member at two Valley schools.

  • HUUSD wants equity between schools

    Although no final decisions have been made by the new unified union school board based on current class sizes, two less teachers in the school district would make schools more equitable.

    The Harwood Unified Union

  • HUUSD board talks teacher cuts

    Declining enrollment in The Valley’s schools is leading to tough decisions for the new unified school board.

    At a December 7 meeting, the Harwood Unified Union School Board (HUUSD) took their first steps toward

  • Mad River Valley schools safeguard their streams

    Friends of the Mad River (FMR) is back in school just like everyone else and working with local schools to keep water clean and strengthen the community’s resilience to flooding. Harwood Union and Friends of the Mad

  • Conflicts in state laws cause problems for WWSU

    Conflicting laws within the state of Vermont are causing issues for the Washington West Supervisory Union.

    The first, Act 166, is currently being implemented throughout Vermont which mandates that universal pre-K

  • Candidates run for unified board under Act 46 merger

    On June 7, all Valley towns, or Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) districts, will vote for an accelerated version of Act 46. The law intends to consolidate school governance and budgets across the state in order

  • Opinion: Vermont School Board of Education approves WWSU merger plan

    By Brigid Scheffert Nease, superintendent

    On April 19, the State Board of Education approved the Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) plan to merge our seven school boards into one. It’s up to each town’s

  • Act 46 group ties finances to quality of education

    As Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) districts prepare to vote on an accelerated version of the state-mandated school district consolidation, members of the Act 46 study committee continue to weigh financial

  • Mixed feelings: Harwood community reacts to Proficiency-Based Learning

    By Anneka Williams, Harwood Union correspondent

    In a time of educational changes for Vermont, members of the Harwood Union High School (HUHS) community have mixed feelings about the shift to Proficiency-Based

  • Act 46 committee limits Warren school’s future debt

    After the Act 46 study committee voted on March 23 to limit the amount of debt that a newly unified school board would share for repairs to the Warren Elementary School building to $2.55 million, the Warren School Board

  • Act 46 Community forum in Warren

    Warren School Board chair Matthew “Chicky” Staples said that the board needed to “receive those fears, questions, doubts and insecurities,” regarding Act 46, the option for Warren Elementary School to become independent

  • Act 46 committee holds first public forum at Harwood

    Community members showed up to discuss and debate issues of community participation, financial savings and quality of education during the Act 46 study committee’s first public forum on March 31 at Harwood Union High

  • Act 46 committee limits debt to be absorbed in unified district

    “There’s new legal information that’s just come out in the last few weeks,” Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) Brigid Scheffert Nease told the Act 46 study committee last Wednesday, March 23.

    A provision

  • Warren school reassesses costs for building repairs

    Last week, the Burlington-based architectural firm TruexCullins presented a range of costs from $1.8 million to $4.7 million for a series of building repairs to Warren Elementary School. Shortly after, the school’s

  • Act 46 committee affirms goal of accelerated merger

    As the Warren school board continues to investigate the amount of a bond they will put forth for school repairs, the Act 46 study committee proceeded to strategize a successful accelerated merger.

    At the

  • Act 46 committee deliberates power of Valleywide board under merger

    While the Act 46 study committee worked to complete a series of reports and articles that are required for an accelerated version of the statewide consolidation of school management, they considered whether, or how, the

  • Act 46 committee strategizes for a May vote

    A group that is working to understand and promote the consolidation of school districts within the Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) met on February 10 to discuss how Valley community members seem to perceive the

  • Warren students evacuated for bomb threat

    Warren Elementary School students were instructed to put on their coats and walk with their teachers down the school driveway to Brook Road and over to the Warren Town Hall shortly after 8:45 a.m. on January 22 when the

  • Act 46 committee prepares for public vote

    By June, the public will vote on whether each school district within the Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) will proceed along an accelerated path toward the consolidation of school management and budgets under Act

  • WWSU budget passes with one new position

    After extensive discussion about the timing of it, Washington West’s full board voted 15-5 to add a new position at the Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) offices at a cost of $81,823.

    The board, at a