To The Editor:
Change is the only constant in life. It can be risky and unsettling. It can cause a whole lot of tension and, in the worst cases, total breakdowns in communication. With school redesign we are
There are currently two stories circulating in our school district about the ongoing work of our Harwood Unified Union School District Board and administrative team.
The first is the story I am intimately
Last week The Valley Reporter wrote an article titled “Encouraging Dialogue,” detailing a community engagement committee meeting of the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) on March 26. Unfortunately, a simple
Some residents have asked the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board members if they have considered what would happen to property values if a school closes, and whether the board has reached out to real
Maintain our village centers, meet optimum academic class size and address declining enrollments by creating a grades five through eight Valley middle school at Harwood and a Waterbury-Duxbury
In February, we contacted Vermont auditor Doug Hoffer’s Whistleblower Line, requesting that they conduct an audit of our newly unified district referencing the following well-established red flags for
In 1921, according to my copy of the “Lincoln Quadrangle” section of a state of Vermont map produced by George H. Perkins, Warren, Waitsfield and Fayston included the following 12 schools: Brown School, South Hill
Residents agree that the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) should strive for equity in any district redesign, but how that goal is achieved is a much tougher question, especially when closing a school could
I went to the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Q&A session this week and heard the superintendent talk about numbers and getting in line with the state for an hour. Toward the end
The Vermont attorney general’s office found insufficient evidence to investigate the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board for three open meeting violations alleged by a former board member.
Seth Henry of Fayston filed a complaint with the state auditor against the Harwood Unified Union School Board and the school district’s central office in November. On March 9, the state auditor sided with the school
The Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) budget passed on Town Meeting Day with 58 percent of voters signing off on $37,183,150.
Of 1,957 voters, 1,135 voted for and 812 voted against the HUUSD budget.
Some comments are brief; others go into great detail either in favor of or opposed to plans for redesigning the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD).
Last December, school district Superintendent Brigid
By Jonathan Clough
Thank you to the community members who came out to the school board meeting on February 14 and provided 20 to 25 solid minutes of discussion in opposition to the superintendent’s redesign plan.
A panel of Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) teachers and administrators answered parents’ questions about proficiency-based learning (PBL) on February 5 in the Harwood library. Superintendent Brigid Nease
By Jonathon Clough
This letter is a response to Superintendent Nease’s December 12 Harwood Union Unified School District redesign proposal.
In my opinion, the superintendent’s proposal will weaken our
The Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) central office budget is down $5,706.33 for the upcoming budget season. The total budget for the central office, including fiscal services and special education
The Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board will begin looking for a replacement for Harwood’s former principal, Amy Rex.
At the HUUSD Board’s December 20 meeting, Superintendent Brigid Nease
What would happen if all fifth-grade students in the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) were in one building? How about if all fifth- and sixth-graders in the district attended Crossett Brook in Duxbury along
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