Jan. 26, 2012
CVU BOARD APPROVES BUDGET, 1.5 PERCENT INCREASE
The Champlain Valley Union High School Board approved its budget for fiscal year 2013 Monday. The budget totals $21,425,188, a 1.5-percent increase over the current year’s $21.11 million budget.
According to CVU High School Board chairwoman Jeanne Jensen, the Board cut more than $500,000 from its baseline budget (the amount required to maintain all programs and personnel currently in place).
“Costs were reduced in books, supplies, and travel,” she wrote in an email to the Observer on Wednesday. “Personnel costs were reduced in all the academic areas, co-curriculars and administration.”
Jensen added that staff reductions, in most cases, are in line with declining enrollment and that an elimination of a half time driver’s education instructor could cause some students to not get into that class until their senior year.
The budget will go before a vote on Town Meeting Day in Williston, Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne.
VERMONT’S LARGEST EVENT FOR BABY BOOMERS AND SENIORS SLATED FOR JAN. 28 IN BURLINGTON
The 17th annual Vermont 50-Plus & Baby Boomers EXPO will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Sheraton-Burlington Hotel & Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Williston Publishing and Promotions, LLC, which publishes the Williston Observer and Vermont Maturity Magazine, is producing the EXPO.
Baby Boomers, seniors and all ages are invited to enjoy a day of fun and learning featuring: more than 80 interactive exhibits; seminars and workshops on topics including dating, retirement planning, nutrition, health and wellness, travel and more; Family Feud-style live game show “Survey Says” with great prizes; silent auction and raffle to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association-VT Chapter; giveaways including free tote bags and a casino trip for two; Lyric Theatre Company performing songs from Broadway musicals old and new including tunes from Lyric’s current season productions of Hairspray and Titanic ; the ever-popular afternoon dance party with Charlie Rice; lunchtime concert by Celtic music group Longford Row; tai chi and Zumba demos; soup sampling from area restaurants and more.
Tickets are $5 at the door, $4 in advance. Advance tickets can be ordered by phone, or by visiting the University Mall Customer Service Desk.
For more information call (802)-872-9000 x18, visit www.vermontmaturity.com/expo or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOCAL RADIOLOGIST EARNS UVM AWARD
The University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen recently named radiologist Jeffrey Klein of Williston “Continuing Medical Educator of the Year” for his work as a teacher and administrator.
Dr. Klein serves as the associate dean for continuing medical education at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He was one of eight physicians in the UVM Medical Group to receive an award. There are approximately 450 physicians in the group.
“These awards seek to recognize and encourage the critically important work our members do beyond providing excellent patient care,” said Paul Taheri, president of the UVM Medical Group and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at UVM, in a news release.
WILLISTON SOCCER CLUB REGISTRATION
The Williston Soccer Club, a non–profit parent volunteers club that sponsors boys and girls teams for indoor winter and outdoor spring competitive play, is registering players for its outdoor spring season. To register, visit www.willistonsoccerclub.com, select “LINKS” on the homepage and complete registration form. The registration deadline is Feb. 12.
Outdoor practice and games will begin at the end of April.