Morning Briefing -- Wednesday


Wednesday, Aug. 6

Rally Dogs 101 class

MANCHESTER -- Come to the Mark Skinner Library at 5 p.m. for Rally Dogs 101. Learn about the canine sport of Rally Obedience, a fun and upbeat way to train, connect and compete with your dog. Olive, a Jack Russell Terrier, and company will perform live demonstrations of Rally exercises ranging from Novice to Excellent. Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road. Space is limited; preregistration is required. For more information or to sign up for this free program, please call the library at 802-362-2607 or email (Leave your own canine companions at home for this event.) GunSenseVT informational meeting

BENNINGTON -- Come to Bennington Free Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an informational meeting by GunSenseVT. Details at

Bennington Free Library activities

BENNINGTON -- Join us for Story Lab with Ms. H20. Be a super scientist; experiment and explore different science principles with Ms. H20 as your guide. Story time is for 3-6 year olds, parents and caregivers at 10:30 a.m. in the Rotary Room.


Pownal Development Review Board

Town Office at 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Approval of Agenda 2. Approval of July 2 Regular Meeting minutes 3. Approval of July 16 Public Hearing Minutes 4. Approval of July 16 Finding of Facts 5. Mail 6. Guest 7. Public Comments 8. Other Business.

Woodford School District Board of Directors

Woodford Hollow School at 3 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Public Comments 2. Action Items A. Financial 1. Treasurer’s Reports a. April and May b. June and July B. Consent Agenda a. Minutes b. Warrants c. Resignations d. Leave of Absence request e. Nomination C. Field trips D. Policies a. #4020 Appointments of Administrators other than the superintendent WARN b. #7300 Public Participation at board meetings WARN 3. REports A. Principal, Sandy Foster B. Superintendent, James Culkeen C. Chair, Mark Tilley 4. Other 5. FYI A. Budget Status Report 6. Executive Session if necessary.

MAU Middle School Ag Land Committee

MAUMS Sustainable Living Classroon at 4 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Approval of July 2 minutes 2. CDC Connections Update, Report for fall curriculum/coordination of co-teaching/collaboration 3. Composting A. Student participation B. Grants (Northeast Recycling Council, Inc.) 4. Garden program at Benn El 5. Update on garden camp and work camp 6. Update on state of gardens 7. Update on donation of fall plants 8. Long range plans 9. New Business 10. Next meeting is September 3 11. Other.

Bennington School District Board of Directors

SVSU Central Offices Conference Room at 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Citizen’s Comments 2. Technology Presentation/Update, Frank Barnes A. Technology Lease 3. Task list from last meeting 4. Finance/Facilities A. Treasurer’s Report, June and July 5. Personnel A. Amendment to 2013-16 ESP Agreement 6. Consent Agenda 7. Educational Matters A. Regular Education B. Special Education 8. Policies A. #5156 Student Nutrition and Wellness ADOPT B. #4020 Appointments of Administrators other than the Superintendent WARN C. #7300 Public Participation at Board Meetings WARN 9. Committee/Board Meeting Reports A. FSAC, next meeting is Sept. 18 B. SVSU Technology Report C. SVSU Meeting of June 28 10. Chair’s Report 11. Superintendent’s Report A. Status of vacant positions 12. Other 13. FYI A. Budget Status Report B. VSBIT VBA Motor Vehicle Idling Policy Guidance 2014 C. Vermont Open Meeting Law 14. Task List Review for this meeting 15. Adjourn by 9 p.m.

Pownal Select Board

Highway Department on Pit Road at 6 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Review gravel bed and Road Crew operations.


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