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After literally more than 100 years of intermittent trying, Vermont’s educational leadership succeeded in giving its bureaucracy the power and duty to force mergers of Vermont’s public schools into larger districts (Act 46). Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The year 2019 saw many municipalities move ahead with major infrastructure and capital repair projects for 2020. Here are some news highlights from Essex County in 2019. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s budget difficulties, the Ticonderoga School Board is looking at structural, cost-saving changes that include the consolidation of its middle and high schools. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The School Board and administration at Boquet Valley Central School chose a new high school principal at the Dec. 2 board meeting. Read more

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WESTPORT | Taxpayers across the Boquet Valley Central School District will receive bills for the newly established Elizabethtown Library fund, despite school “Community Report” information that said expressly “Proposition 4 only applies to taxpayers Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | School budgets met with voter approval in all sections of northern Essex County. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | School districts in the region have composed their ballots for their annual school board elections this week since the deadline occurred recently for filing petitions for the positions. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Voters across the county will have the opportunity to hear about, and weigh in on, their school district’s 2019-20 budget this month. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | A proposed resolution to hire two armed police officers to be on duty daily in Warrensburg’s public schools failed to receive majority support from the Warrensburg school board at their monthly meeting held April 8. Read more

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CLINTONVILLE | The proposed 2019-20 school budget for AuSable Valley Central School is below the tax levy cap allowance. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga School Board will either need to override the tax cap or find more than $400,000 to cut out of an already depleted budget, Superintendent John McDonald Jr. told board members at their February meeting last week. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Voters opted for a blend of experience and fresh faces in selecting candidates for the new Elizabethtown-Lewis-Westport Central School Board. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Nineteen candidates have announced they will seek spots on the Elizabethtown-Lewis-Westport School Board. Read more

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WESTPORT | Nineteen residents of the newly formed Elizabethtown-Lewis-Westport school district are seeking one of seven seats on the new school board. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Voters of the new consolidated Elizabethtown-Lewis Central and Westport Central School District will head the polls Jan. 29 to select a new school board. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | When a group of Ticonderoga students were preparing a video project for Kari Trudeau’s French class, they noticed some TV monitors in the audio-visual room that had no apparent purpose. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Forum discussion Monday night brought expertise and insight to ongoing merger review for Westport Central School (WCS) and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School (ELCS) communities. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A day after Elizabethtown-Lewis Central and Westport Central voters approved one of the two merger votes, ELCS reviewed exit poll data and discussed preliminary next steps in the formal centralization review process. Read more

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WESTPORT | District officials are surveying the landscape following a straw poll vote last week that paved the way for a merger between Elizabethtown-Lewis Central (ELCS) and Westport Central (WCS). Read more

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Westport Central and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central voters decided last week to move forward in the merger process between the two districts. Read more

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