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RNESU Statement on Asian American Racism Dear Parents, Students and Staff

Once again, less than a year after the death of George Floyd, I find myself still needing to speak out against hate crimes and racism, specifically against the murder of Asian Americans in Georgia last week. I have been struggling since the shock of learning about the killings with what to say. My role as superintendent of a public school system is to ensure that we 1) are creating an environment where our students feel safe and 2) prepare our students for a global world where diversity exists and there is no room for racism. Making a statement of intent is not enough. We need to act!

Click here to read the full statement.
Open Board Seats Interested in becoming more involved in the school system?

Consider becoming a school board member.

Following the elections of March 2, BUU and OVUU both have openings on the School boards. 

BUUSD
School Director - Chittenden - one (1) year remaining of a three (3) year term

OVUUSD
At-Large School Director - two (2) years remaining of a three (3) year term

For more information or to show your interest in the position, contact the school board through Let's Talk.
Thank You
Voters
On March 2, 2021, both the BUUSD and OVUUSD Budget passed. 

Thank you to all who voted on Town Meeting ballot items! We are pleased to report that both Barstow Union and Otter Valley Union budgets passed. We are so very appreciative of the support of our communities for the work we do with our students.

Thank you! 
OVUUSD APPOINTS NEXT NESHOBE PRINCIPAL VICKI WELLS APPOINTED NEXT NESHOBE PRINCIPAL

The Otter Valley Unified Union School District appointed Vicki Wells of Brandon, VT as the next principal of Neshobe Elementary School.  Wells' contract will begin July 1, 2021. 

Click here to read the full article.
 
 
Equity Literacy and Anti-Racism  The 20/21 school year is opening in the wake of an intense and emotional summer. One that has made systemic racism more clear and has amplified the urgent requirement for schools and educators to focus on anti-racism, equity and justice. So then, how can our schools (in policy, procedures and outcomes) demonstrate alignment with the belief, values and fundamental truth that Black lives matter? For that matter… what is Black Lives Matter (BLM)? An organization? A movement? A belief? If it’s a movement, what is schools’ role in the movement?

The OVUU board, along with BUU and RNESU members, engaged in an important conversation about BLM, systemic racism and systemic anti-racism. We know that conversations are not enough and the resulting learning, stated beliefs and values are measured by actions. As such, our conversation must also include identifying actions the board can take to advance anti-racism in RNESU.  

Racial-Equity Board PD Powerpoint 
A Transformative Vision for Racial Equity
Fall 2020
Re-Opening Plan Phases 2 & 3
 
CLICK HERE to review the detailed phase 2 and phase 3 re-opening plans for RNESU schools.
WELCOME BACK CLICK HERE to read Superintendent Collins' Welcome Back Letter
RNESU Distance Learning Resources
RNESU Online Resource Center -  RNESU has compiled helpful information and resources for parents/guardians/teachers and students, including online learning resources, local community resources for internet access, study space, etc., and tips for learning outside the traditional classroom.

Google Features Help

Free WiFi - CLICK HERE to view a map of free public WiFi hotspots throughout Vermont.

RNESU Public
Meetings

 

RNESU PUBLIC MEETINGS will now be available for online and dial-in  participation.  
Please visit our calendar of events on this site  to link to  each meeting.

  • CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS CALENDAR.  
  • Active Meeting Links will go live (5) minutes before each meeting begins.
  • Select the meeting from the calendar that you would like to attend.
  • Login information for virtual meetings (phone number or video link) can be found by choosing a meeting from the calendar.

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS LINK

COVID-19 Impacts  -

What should I know?

CLICK HERE for News and Updates from RNESU Superintendent, Jeanne Collins
Updates include the following and more....

     * Access Information and links to COVID-19 Data  
     * Read about Access to Meals
     * Learn about RNESU's education expectations for students during school closures

Bus Drivers Needed 2020 Come Ride The Bus Campaign


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