September 21, 2017

Introducing the Champlain Valley School District

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Champlain Valley School Board offers this Q&A-style introduction to the Champlain Valley School District as it enters its first year governing local schools following the consolidation of the former Chittenden South Supervisory Union.

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School district seeking delayed, disabled students

The Champlain Valley School District is looking for preschool age children (3 to 5 years) who live in the towns of Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston, who show a developmental delay in the areas of speech/language, social adjustment, adaptive behavior, self-care, gross/fine motor coordination and cognitive development.

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Guest Column: Sanders’ single-payer, fringe or mainstream

By John Margolis

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State receives $9.9 million mental health grant

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has granted $9.9 million to the Vermont Department of Mental Health over a five-year period, the State of Vermont announced last week.

The grant will fund the Vermont Family Centered Healthcare Home Project in its facilitation of a comprehensive approach to health – including mental, emotional and physical health – for children and their families. [Read more…]

Lawmakers call for teacher strike ban

Burlington Schools Superintendent Yaw Obeng answers reporters questions following successful mediations bringing a close to a teachers strike. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

Burlington Schools Superintendent Yaw Obeng answers reporters questions following successful mediations bringing a close to a teachers strike. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

Bill would also prevent boards from imposing working conditions

By Morgan True

For VTDigger

In the wake of a four-day Burlington School District teachers strike that ended Tuesday night, two Republican lawmakers are calling for the Legislature to reconsider a proposal that would do away with a school board’s ability to impose working conditions on teachers, as well as a teacher union’s ability strike in response.

Rep. Kurt Wright, R-Burlington, says that strikes create animosity in the community. [Read more…]

Guard medical team heads to islands for Irma relief

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A Vermont National Guard medical team of soldiers and airmen departed Saturday from South Burlington for St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The group consists of nurses, physician assistants, medical administrators, combat medics and a doctor. They will provide medical support to National Guard members working in the Virgin Islands.

State reduces backlog for opiate addiction treatment

Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that wait lists for opiate addiction treatment have been eliminated in Chittenden County, and that the state can now quickly meet the demand for treatment services statewide.

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Rock climber dies in Bolton

By Anne Galloway

For VTDigger

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Pot dispensary renews play for Williston location

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Vermont has applied to state regulators to open a location in Williston. [Read more…]

Preparing for health insurance enrollment

Questions answered at next week’s event

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

There is a tightened window this year for Vermont residents to make changes to, or enroll in, health insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act. [Read more…]