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Education Briefs

Aug. 21, 2008

Back to school

Get ready, kids, because the carefree days of summer are nearly finished.
School starts next week. Kindergarten through eighth grade students in the Williston School District, as well as freshmen at Champlain Valley Union High School, return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Students in grades 10 through 12 at CVU start on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Changes of note

As the 2008-2009 school year begins next week, both upper and lower houses within the Williston School District are experiencing changes due to the new classroom configurations.
As reported earlier by the Observer, Verve and Phoenix upper houses have been disbanded and the new Harbor House has been created. Journey House  at Williston Central School has changed its name to Pinnacle House and has added two teachers and expanded to six classes.
Also, the Williston School District is instituting full-day kindergarten this school year for the first time.
The school day has been extended as well, after the district split from the Champlain Valley Union High School bus system. Allen Brook School will start at 7:55 a.m. and end at 2:35 a.m. Williston Central will start at 8:10 a.m. and end at 2:55 a.m.

Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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