Barre City Elementary and Middle School Garden
Charlotte's Web "Terrific"
by Miranda Walbridge-8th Grader
Veggies/Fruits at BCEMS
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
For families of our students
Vermont Promise Community
Book: Read Me
Barre City and Barre Town have been selected as a Vermont Promise Community. The Promise Communities project focuses on helping our youngest children have the best possible start in life. Right now, a group of people from Barre including parents, community members, and school staff, and people from child care, mental health, churches, libraries, non-profits and the state are working together to help draft a plan based on what Barre families want to see in our community to help our children succeed. Once our plan is complete, we will be eligible to receive $200,000 to implement our plan. We need your help as we work together to craft this plan to help support our children. Please join us!
Link to Barre Promise Community Questions: http://goo.gl/forms/bYDXEgizm9
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School Board Governance Committee
On June 3, 2015 Governor Shumlin signed into law Act 46, intending to move the state towards more sustainable models of education governance. On June 11, 2015 the Barre Supervisory Union Board approved the formation of a study committee to gather information and answer questions. This committee will have 12 members. Each of the school boards for Barre Town Middle and Elementary School, Barre City Elementary and Middle School, and Spaulding High School/Barre Technical Center will have two representatives on the committee. Additionally, there are three community representatives that are non-board members on the committee from Barre Town and three from Barre City. Our plan is for this committee to meet 3-6 times over the 2015-2016 school year
ct 46 identifies the following goals as central to any decision aimed at consolidating existing school governance structures:
To provide substantive equity in the quality and variety of educational opportunities statewide.To lead students to achieve or exceed the State's Educational Quality Standards.To maximize operational efficiencies through increased flexibility to manage, share, and transfer resources, with the goal of increasing the district-level ratio of students to full-time equivalent staffTo promote transparency and accountability.To achieve these goals at a cost that parents, voters, and taxpayers value.
For more information about Act 46, please see the following links:
Barre Supervisory Union Act 46 web page:
Vermont Agency of Education Act 46 page:
Superintendent of Schools
Barre Supervisory Union
120 Ayers St.
Barre, VT 05641
Barre Youth Mentoring Program