Leland & Gray 2016-17 Program of Studies
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Leland and Gray Presents 2016-17 Budget to the Community at Informational and Annual Meetings
Contact: Dorinne Dorfman, Principal, at email@example.com or 365-7355
Date: January 18, 2016
The School Board members and educational leaders from Leland and Gray Union High School and the Windham Central Supervisory Union will present the proposed 2016-17 budget at two public meetings. The Budget Informational Meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 26. Leland and Gray’s Annual Meeting takes place one week later on Tuesday, February 2. Both meetings begin at 7:30pm. The Leland and Gray community budget vote is held the following day, on Wednesday, February 3, in the towns of Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, Townshend, and Windham.
Widely reported across Vermont are the adverse effects of Act 46 on school budgets exceeding the recommended spending thresholds. While the Vermont Legislature debates whether and how to amend the Act, Leland and Gray has adopted a fiscally-responsible budget that reflects a commitment to excellence. The majority of Vermont schools struggle with declining enrollment, yet L&G has found ways to right-size the budget based on effective educational practices for a slightly smaller student population. It is estimated that the proposed budget will result in education spending of $16,384 per equalized pupil in 2016-17. This projected spending is 0.2% lower than spending for in 2015-16.
Successful Teen Parenting: Free Workshop Series in Townshend
This winter, West River Valley Thrives, a local coalition dedicated to “promoting healthy lifestyle choices with an emphasis on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by youth people”, will be hosting a new program for local parents. This workshop, called Active Parenting of Teens, is an evidence-based program for parents of children in fifth grade and up where parents will discuss issues unique to adolescence and the skills needed to parent their “tweens” and teens most effectively. The workshop will include information on parenting styles, problem solving and communication, responsibility and discipline, building courage and self-esteem, drugs and violence, as well as development and sexuality.
Active Parenting of Teens will be held over the course of four Saturdays from 9am-12pm at the United Church of Christ in Townshend (46 Common Rd); pastries and coffee will be provided. Free childcare will be made available with advanced notice. Also, all participants will receive a gas gift card worth $20 as a thank you for coming out on a Saturday morning to engage with other local parents on the topic of parenting. Interested parents should contact Kate Venne, Project Coordinator for West River Valley Thrives, firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.365.4700 to register. Check out our new website, wrvthrives.com, for more information about other upcoming West River Valley Thrives opportunities!