May 26, 2018

Around Town

McMannon offered Winooski superintendent position

The Winooski School Board voted 4-1 last week to offer Champlain Valley Union High School Principal Sean McMannon the Winooski School District superintendent position, according to Search Consultant Bob Stevens.

McMannon confirmed that he has been offered the contract and is negotiating with the school board.

The Winooski School Board interviewed McMannon April 4 in executive session, after he visited the school to meet with students, staff and parents. The board voted during its regular board meeting on April 10.

The position was advertised with a salary range of $115,000 – $120,000, Stevens said.

McMannon was the lone finalist for the job. A second final candidate for the position, Yutaka Tamura, decided to drop out of contention at the end of March.

McMannon has been CVU’s principal since April 2005.


Truck accident closes schools Tuesday

Allen Brook and Williston Central schools were closed Tuesday after a truck knocked down a telephone pole in front of Williston Central School early Tuesday morning, cutting off power.

“After a full day’s work by many repair personnel the power and telephones are now back up at Williston Central School along with our connections to Allen Brook School,” an email to parents read.

Schools reopened on Wednesday.


Neeld earns 4-H ribbon

A Williston 4-H competitor was in the top ten for her age group at the State 4-H Horse Hippology Contest on April 6.

In the Junior Division, ages 12 and 13, Julia Neeld placed fifth, winning a rosette ribbon. A total of 93 competitors from clubs in nine Vermont counties competed at the University of Vermont Extension 4-H event. The 4-Hers were evaluated on how well they judged and placed horses in two classes, as well as their overall knowledge of breeds, feeds and forages, tack, animal nutrition, anatomy, confirmation, horse care and other equine science topics.


NEFCU donates to Williston Food Shelf

New England Federal Credit Union presented a $625 check to the Williston Community Food Shelf on April 12, awarded through the credit union’s defined giving program.

The Food Shelf applied for a grant last fall and was one of four organizations awarded in a blind drawing.

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