April 25, 2017

New positions for School Board members (3/11/10)

March 11, 2010

By Tim Simard

Observer staff

After the Williston School Board celebrated the passage of the 2010-2011 school district budget at its last meeting, board members went through a realignment process.

Darlene Worth exited her role as board chairwoman and now heads the Chittenden South Supervisory Union board of directors. Holly Rouelle, former board vice chairwoman, now leads the Williston School Board. The board made the change at its March 3 meeting.

“We kind of all moved up a position,” Rouelle said.

As Williston board chairwoman, Rouelle takes on the responsibilities of setting meeting agendas and conferencing with other school board chairpersons. Deb Baker-Moody is now vice chairwoman of the board.

While Worth leads the CSSU board, she remains on the Williston School Board. The CSSU board handles decisions on a supervisory union-level and includes members from the Champlain Valley Union High School, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston school boards.

Rouelle and Worth praised the community for passing the budget last week. Rouelle said the community supported the board’s efforts to keep next school year’s budget increase under 1 percent.

“It was great news to hear,” she said.

Voters also re-elected Rouelle to a three-year term and board member Keith Roy to a two-year term. Both members ran unopposed.



In an effort to improve communication within the school district, the Williston School Board announced its use of a new tool it hopes the community will embrace.

Board Chairwoman Holly Rouelle created a Facebook “fan page” on the popular social networking Web site and plans to update information, meeting times and other school related news. As of press deadline, the fan page had 37 fans listed, including board members Roulle, Keith Roy and Laura Gigliotti.

“It’s another way to celebrate the good things going on in the Williston schools,” Rouelle said.

— Tim Simard, Observer staff



  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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