Monkton Florona Grange Thursday May 14th

The Monkton Florona Grange will be meeting on Thursday May 14th at 7:00 p.m.  The Grange is located at 1496 Monkton Road in Monkton.

The meetings follow a simple agenda that revolves around the reports of “committees” that share news and spark discussion. Those area include: legislative reports; local government news; “is any committee member in sickness or distress” (how can we help); youth report–news from schools; events committees; community service; Grange communications and reports. This format is flexible according to the needs of the group.

The meeting concludes with a pot luck dinner and casual conversation.

Special meetings can occur with a wider public focus. Examples from the past include meet-the-candidates forums; historical lectures; musical performance; community suppers and other special events.

All are welcome.

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Statement: ANESU Executive Committee engages FMCS to conduct assessment

April 23, 2015

Addison Northeast Supervisory Union – Executive Committee Statement

The Executive Committee is deeply concerned about the deteriorated environment in our schools and the effect it is having on our community. The Committee recognizes the need for an immediate assessment of current conditions. Following the assessment, an action plan will be developed to rebuild working relationships and to implement a more collaborative and resilient leadership culture for our schools, students, and community.

  • The Executive Committee has engaged the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to conduct this assessment by the end of the school year. The FMCS will carry out site visits and confidential interviews and discussions with administrators, principals, teachers, staff leaders, and Board members.
  • Based on the assessment findings, the FMCS will work with the Executive Committee to design and lead training exercises in September to establish the new tools, standards, and practices necessary for a successful, collaborative leadership model.
  • It is evident to the Executive Committee that current monitoring methods failed to bring issues of concern to the attention of the Boards before reaching a crisis point. The Committee will recommend that the Supervisory Union Board undertake a comprehensive review and refinement of current ANESU policies and procedures, including the establishment of clear expectations and measurement criteria for leadership evaluations.Over the past year, the School Boards found that Superintendent David Adams was making reasonable progress towards the achievement of ENDS outcomes as defined under our current system of evaluation, and was improving fiscal discipline in our schools. However, the Executive Committee believes more comprehensive leadership evaluation criteria, a collaborative leadership culture, and policy reform will further strengthen our organization and improve outcomes. We welcome and encourage all school members and the greater community to participate constructively in the process that lies ahead.
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Selectboard Agenda for Monday April 27, 2015

DATE: Monday April 27, 2015

1)     CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM

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Park and Ride Discussion Monday April 27 6:00 pm

The Selectboard would like to host a discussion of suggestions and issues regarding siting of a municipal park and ride at the lower parking lot at Monkton Central School.  This meeting will take place prior on April 27th at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall and all interested parties are invited to participate.  The lower parking lot was built by the Recreation Committee as a parking lot for a proposed recreational facility and as a park and ride.

Some of the suggestions / points that have come up so far in our preliminary investigation are

  1. Should additional lighting be installed?  There is already 24 hour lighting at the school.
  2. Should an additional curb cut be added to relieve congestion from our single entrance to both lots?
  3. Will funds be available from the State?  Can those funds be used for paving?
  4. Will the change in the usage of the lot cause any problems – especially given the proximity to the school / playground.

Please come to the meeting prepared with an open mind and constructive suggestions and points to consider.  If you cannot make the meeting please feel free to send comments to the Selectboard at

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Russell Memorial Library Board meeting change of date

Due to a lack of quorum, the Russell Memorial Library Board will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2015 instead of Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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Selectboard Agenda for Monday April 13,2015

DATE: Monday April 13, 2015

 1)    CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM



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Sample ballots for April 14 MCS and Mt. Abe Revote

2015 revote ballots

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Warning of Union High School District meeting and vote

Warning of annual meeting and vote (.pdf) for Union High School District #28.

The meeting is to be held at Mt. Abraham Union High School on Monday, 13 April 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
The vote is to be held at the annual polling places of the respective towns on Tuesday, 14 April 2015.

See the ballot (.pdf).

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Monkton Town School District Special Meeting Warning

MCS Revote 4-14-2015

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MVFD Annual Breakfast

It’s time for the Monkton Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Breakfast.  The breakfast will be held at the fire department on Sunday, April 19th from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.   The awesome array of dishes includes egg casserole, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, juices, milk coffee, tea and possibly more!  Pure maple syrup will be available to top your food.  Come to join in on good food, conversation and catch up on what’s going on with your neighbors and in town.  All are welcome.  For more information call Charlie at 877-2888.

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