Speak Out on Behalf of Our Students

A message from Heidi Peterson:

In 2013, legislation in Vermont authorized all Vermont public high school students meeting certain eligibility requirements to be entitled to receive up to two vouchers for college courses as part of the Dual Enrollment Program. Unfortunately, students in Stamford and Readsboro were excluded from being able to access this entitlement, because most of our public school high school students attend school in Massachusetts. The Vermont Senate Committee on Education is now considering a bill, S63, to correct this inequity and allow Stamford students and those in other districts with the school choice across state lines, to  take advantage of this entitlement program. Stamford and Readsboro students need your support. Please send a letter to the Senate Committee on Education, Senator Philip Baruth, chair, as well as to our legislative delegation who have been advancing bills on our behalf, Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sen Dick Sears, and Sen Brian Campion. I have attached copies of my testimony on behalf of this bill and additional testimony I have submitted after the State Agency of Education testified against including students in Stamford and Readsboro in this entitlement. A decision about whether to move this bill forward will be made within the next week before bills cross over to the House.

Thank you for your support for our students.

Heidi’s testimony can be read here and here.


Third Time’s the Charm?

“The town [Clarksburg] will once again see if town meeting will accept combining school districts with Stamford, Vt., with the same article tabled at the December special town meeting.”

“Town Administrator Carl McKinney said both communities are under the gun and have to move on the merger, which is being driven by Vermont’s Act 46 that calls for small Vermont school districts to begin consolidating.”

The special town meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, at 6:30.

Read the full article from iBerkshires.com


Breakfast With Santa Reminder/Update

Fundraising reminder for the Stamford Elementary School, please note the time change in bold below.

The Stamford Elementary Middle School from Stamford, VT is going to Washington DC in June!

Help us reach our fundraising goal by participating in our first ever Breakfast with Santa event on Sunday, December 17th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Stamford Elementary School!  Pre-sold ticket prices are $10 for children and $5 for adults.

Ticket pricing includes a photo with Santa himself, breakfast consisting of eggs, pancakes, bacon, and sausage, coffee and various juices, face painting and ornament decorating.

Tickets sold at the door will be $10 for children and $8 for adults.

We hope to see you there!

A letter from the new principal of SES

Principal Micah Hayre would like to introduce himself to the Stamford Community as well as invite parents and students to a back-to-school potluck dinner.

The dinner will be held Tuesday August 29th at 5pm behind the school (in the gym should the weather not cooperate).

Principal Hayre’s letter can viewed here.