Stamford Seed Savers Community Group Update

Next meeting of the Stamford Seed Savers will be June 13th 5:30pm at the Stamford Community Library – please join the conversation if you have any interest in gardening or saving seeds!

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Recap From Seed Savers Table at SCC Tag Sale June 3, 2017
Helen and Stephen worked at the church event from 9am to 1pm at the Stamford Seed Savers table. It was rather windy and cool, so the table neighbor set us up with a sheet to block the wind, making it a very enjoyable experience.

We brought 50 plants and a few bags of compost to give away. People were happy to receive black cherry tomato, green cabbage and (reluctantly) kale plants, and donations were received ($42 minus $10 for the table). No one wanted a bag of compost today. Continue reading “Stamford Seed Savers Community Group Update”

Post Vote Message From The Stamford Interstate District Committee

Stamford Interstate District
Act 46 Alternative Exploration Committee

June 1, 2017

Dear Community Member,

We would like to begin by thanking each and every person who was able to vote and/or inform the process of guiding the Act 46 next steps. Your interest and engagement are much appreciated.

Thank you to the Stamford School Board for their continued support of this work. We look forward to our future conversations and planning in the days, weeks and months to come.

Yesterday’s vote was the beginning of a longer process, one that will define the direction in which Stamford goes with regard to educating the students of our community. As a working group we will spend the next few weeks gathering additional information. We look forward to working with the local and state representatives on the legal and legislative process required to develop a plan for Stamford to move forward within the regulations outlined through Act 46, communicating with Clarksburg and the Massachusetts local and state representatives, the Board/Department of Education for each state, and seeking to answer the unanswered questions people have posed along the way.

The most important part of our work will be communicating with everyone. We will be designing a communication strategy and publicizing that information. There will be several avenues for sharing findings and messages and we will remain open to suggestions. Just as we wish to have all of the facts before outlining next steps, so must everyone else. We will be setting up and expanding our web presence and providing an email channel as well as organizing a phone call system to share information as we receive input from all interested parties.

So again, thank you. As a group, we (the School Board and our sub-committee) asked for more time and on May 31st you granted it. Now we will go to work using it wisely, gainfully, and purposefully.

Respectfully,

Colleen Cahoon, Kelly Holland, Katelyn Millard, Kim Roberts-Morandi, and Jen Ryan Act 46 Alternative Exploration Committee

 

Interstate School District Communication

Dear Residents,
Click here to view a letter regarding work a group of us have been working on since March, 2017.  We ask that you read it carefully and consider supporting our “Vote No on Act 46” request.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Respectfully,
Colleen Cahoon, Kelly Holland, Katelyn Millard, Kim Roberts-Morandi, and Jen Ryan

Stamford Interstate District Exploration Committee

Interstate School District

Here is iBerkshires.com’s reporting from last nights informational meeting from the Interstate School District committee.

Tonight will be another informational meeting hosted by the Stamford School Board.

StamfordVT.org hopes foster a relationship with the Interstate School District Committee. More information will be posted here if / when such a relationship is formed.

 

Reminder Act 46 Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting Tuesday May 23rd 7pm at the Stamford Elementary School with regard to the upcoming Act 46 vote on May 31st. Come and find out what it will mean to accept or reject The Vermont Dept of Education’s Act 46.

Click here to read the latest revision of Act 46 approved on April 18th by Vermont Board of Education and posted to education.vermont.gov on May 3rd, 2017.