Wednesday, Oct. 2

Pre-school story hour

BENNINGTON -- A pre-school story hour will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for children 3 to 5 upstairs in the Rotary Meeting Room at Bennington Free Library. Children will explore the world of literature through stories, songs, movement, math, science and art. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051. Battenkill Grange meets

ARLINGTON -- A regular meeting of Battenkill Grange will be held at 7 p.m. Try to attend as there are several subjects to be discussed. Refreshments will be served. Remember to bring an item for the Arlington Food Shelf.

Meetings

Pownal Development Review Board

Town Office, 6 p.m.

Agenda: approval of Oct. 2 agenda; approval of the regular minutes of Sept. 4; mail; other business; public comments.

Woodford School District Board of Directors

Woodford Hollow School, 3 p.m.

Agenda: Public comments; action items: Financial: Treasurer’s report Sept. 2013, VEHI Member of Participation Agreement and Power of Attorney; consent agenda; old business: Woodford tuition policy; policies: Woodford tuition policy; Reports: Principal, Sandy Foster, Superintendent, Catherine McClure, Chair, Mark Tilley: Food Service Committee, Sept. 19, Windham Southwest Boundary Study, Oct. 2; other; executive session if necessary.

Bennington School District

Board of Directors

Bennington Elementary Music Room, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Citizens’ comments; task list from last meeting; financial report: FYI: VEHI member participation agreement and power of attorney, treasurer’s report, Sept., budget status report; personnel; consent agenda; educational matters: regular education: one district, three campuses: enrollments and class sizes, early education Act 62 Partner Program: enrollment and partners, special education: BSD child count, special education case loads, SVSU OT staffing status; old business: scheduling work session: board work session with VSBA: essential functions of school district board, fiscal 15 budget work session related to educational goals and budget guidelines; committee/board meeting - Sept. 25, FSAC Food Service Advisory Committee Sept. 19, SVSU Technology Committee Sept. 26, Jackie Prue and Frank Barnes; Chair’s report: Joint select board Community forum on education, Oct. 28, VSBA regional meeting Oct. 7, CDC at 5 p.m., VSBA annual meeting and conference at Lake Morey, Oct. 24 and 25, SVSU all board members meeting Oct. 30; superintendent’s report: SWIFT framework for transformation (school wide integrated framework) nationally competitive grant secured by Vermont from the federal government: state invitation to participate accepted, certification status of professional staff; other; task list review for this meeting; executive session if necessary.

Announcements

Town Republican caucus

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Town Republican Committee will hold a caucus for reorganization and the election of officers on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Bank North room above the Bennington Free Library.

All quarterly water and sewer bills due

BENNINGTON -- This is a reminder that all quarterly water and sewer bills (both flat and metered) are due Friday, Oct. 4. Payments may be made by personal check, bank check, money order or cash at the town offices. The town office is located at 205 South St. They are open Monday through Friday and accept payments between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For a stamped receipt, you must bring both portions of the bill with you.

If you wish to pay by credit card, you must call the phone number at the top of your bill (official payments). They do not accept the credit cards at the town ffice.

If you have any questions or concerns, call the Bennington Town Office Water Department at 442-1037.

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