The Board of the Essex Westford Educational Community Unified Union School District met on April 4th in the Essex High School library. Draft minutes are available here. Highlights of the meeting include:
-The Board re-elected Martha
Heath to serve as Chair, Kimberly Gleason to serve as Vice Chair and
Marla Durham to serve as Clerk for the upcoming year.
presentation was held by existing CCSU and ETSD staff detailing the
shift towards proficiency based learning both in the state of Vermont
and how it shall be addressed in our new district going forward. After a question and answer session, the board approved the first reading of a
policy addressing the shift towards PBL and its impact on graduation
-The Board reviewed the results of the annual
meeting and subsequent vote that occurred on April 11th, most notably
marking the first passing of a unified budget under Act 46 in the entire
state. This is a great milestone and the result of dedicated work by
both the Board and existing staff, completed under extraordinary
circumstances. The voting turnout is of some concern and an area to be
addressed going forward.