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WILMINGTON- As of Monday, March 14, masks will no longer be required in Windham Southwest Supervisory Union schools or on school buses, following a supervisory union board vote Wednesday to rescind their existing mask policy.
The move is in response to changes in state policy announced by...

Agency of Education Secretary Dan French
Local districts working out logistics on test to stay NEWFANE - In late September, Secretary of Education Dan French announced the state would pivot to a test to stay approach for limiting the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Locally, school administrators are grappling with how...

Agency of Education Secretary Dan French File photo
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott said booster shots are on the horizon, urged employer vaccine mandates, and announced new school guidance at his COVID-19 press conference Tuesday. 
Gov. Scott said booster shots were a topic of discussion at his meeting earlier in the day with governors and...

Vermont Agency of Education Secretary Dan French at Tuesday's press briefing
MONTPELIER- State officials are advising school districts to return to in-person learning this fall with students and staff wearing masks, at least for the first few weeks.  An official advisory memo will be issued sometime this week, according to the Agency of Education.
At his press...

Vermont Department of Mental Health Commissioner Sarah Squirrell

MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott's COVID-19 briefing Friday focused on the pandemic's impact on Vermont children.  
Gov. Scott also announced that Walgreens Pharmacy would begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to customers 65 and older.  “Because Walgreens received doses directly from the...
MONTPELIER - Gov. Phil Scott and education secretary Dan French announced Wednesday that Vermont schools will be open for in-person instruction this fall.
“We recognize that as much as COVID-19 has been an unprecedented public health emergency, in many cases it has also been an education...
By Mike Eldred
HALIFAX- Southern Valley School Board members held their regular meeting remotely Wednesday evening, following recent guidance from the state regarding open meetings via teleconference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Windham Southwest Supervisory Union Superintendent...
  By Mike Eldred MONTPELIER- Late Thursday afternoon, Gov. Phil Scott issued an order dismissing in-person education at Vermont schools for the remainder of the school year.
The latest order supersedes his earlier order, which closed schools until April 6. Under the order, districts...
15 MARCH 2020 Montpelier, Vt. –  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Scott has announced a Continuity of Education Plan for the orderly dismissal of all schools, and cancellation of all school related activities, no later than Wednesday, March 18. This directive, which will be...
DOVER - The River Valleys Unified Union School District board held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday at The Dover School, two days shy of the date that Gov. Scott ordered schools closed. The board conducted normal business over the two-hour meeting, which included an update about how...

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