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August 2014 VSBA Newsletter
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The VSBA: Your Association

Vermont’s communities are served by 1450 school board members serving on 285 elected bodies. These citizen public servants have an enormous job to do. Education is no longer simply the delivery of the three R’s in the local schoolhouse....
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Forging the Path Ahead Together

by Emily Long, VSBA President

As often as possible, I try to find time to engage in some honest reflection: on where I have been putting most of my energies, whether I feel general satisfaction with how things are going, and most importantly, whether I am realizing growth in my life and work...
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Shaping Our Futures Together

By Harry Frank, VSBA Associate Director of Board Development

The Vermont School Boards Association is working with the Agency of Education and their partners to provide school board members, students, teachers and administrators with the knowledge and skills to build public understanding and advocacy for the personalization of learning in the state...     READ MORE

Introduction to Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law

With the adoption of the Universal Recycling law, Vermont has taken an ambitious step to reduce the amount of material that goes to the landfill. Universal Recycling gives all Vermonters the ability to keep valuable materials out of the trash through convenient and consistent services for recycling and composting statewide....
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Profile in Board Service: David Whitcomb

David Whitcomb has been a school board member for 35 years in the community of Eden, Vermont. David was born in 1939 on a small hillside farm in Eden. The third of five children, he was born with a major birth defect of his digestive track. ...
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FACE THE CHALLENGE  â€¦   LEAD THE CHANGE
The Annual Conference of the VSBA &VSA
October 30-31, 2014 
Lake Morey Resort 

REGISTER NOW! 
School boards and superintendents are being called upon to provide more equal opportunity for students across the state, to engage every student in a world-class education, and to create a more sustainable cost structure for education. This 
will require clarity of purpose, courage and persistence to take on difficult tasks, and the skills to carry out respective roles...
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School Board Training and Development Opportunities

An investment in individual member and full board development provides a return in good governance, excellent education and strong communities. ...
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VSBA Board Development Opportunities 
2014-15 Calendar

FULL CALENDAR

New Staff Assignment Announed At the VSBA 

I am pleased to announce, effective July 1, the promotion of Nicole Mace to the position of Assistant Executive Director and General Counsel for the VSBA....
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How VSAC Helps Prepare Students for Life After High School 

 Vermont Student Assistance Corporation has a long tradition of partnering with Vermont’s middle and high schools to expand the education and career opportunities of low- and middle-income students...
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Nominations Open For The VSBA Award For Exceptional School Board Leadership

SUBMIT NOMINATION
The Vermont School Boards Association is pleased to announce the inception of a new award to recognize the work of school boards across the State of Vermont. Vermont has nearly 300 elected boards that oversee the system of public 
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Help in Hiring, Supporting, and Evaluting Your Superintendent

Successful school districts depend on effective boards who understand and perform their oversight role and 
superintendents who take responsibility for operating the district, providing educational leadership, and being accountable for outcomes...
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VSBA Regional Meetings

The Vermont School Boards Association holds regional meetings for its members each fall....
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