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For school board members representing the three school districts of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union, December ranks as one of the most challenging times of the year. While 2022 holiday celebrations might be on the horizon, important budget deliberations for fiscal year 2024 fill up the BRSU calendar during the first three weeks of the month. Decisions made in these December district board meetings determine the 2023-24 education budgets approved by the boards in January and voted on by the public in March.

We encourage residents of the 12 Northshire communities served by the BRSU to attend the appropriate district December meeting for their town. All three BRSU school districts build agendas that include opportunities for public comment at the start and end of each session. Background materials, with line-by-line proposed budget details, are published at BRSU.org a few days prior to each meeting. Anyone can attend, online or in-person, and have an opportunity to participate.

Please join us to hear, learn, speak up and be ready to vote in March. Our work is done best when you play a role in its outcome.

Below is information on the upcoming December BRSU School District meetings:

Taconic & Green Regional School District

Dates: Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: BRSU Central Office

Communities served: Danby, Dorset, Landgrove, Londonderry, Manchester, Mount Tabor, Peru, Sunderland and Weston

Schools operated: Currier Memorial School, Flood Brook School, Manchester Elementary Middle School, Sunderland Elementary and The Dorset School

School Choice: Grades 9 through 12

Mettawee School District

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Date: Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mettawee Community School

Communities served: Pawlet and Rupert

School Operated: Mettawee Community School (K through 6)

School Choice: Grades 7 through 12

Winhall School District

Date: Dec. 13 at 5 p.m.

Location: Winhall Town Office

Community served: Winhall

School Choice: K through 12

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you this December.

Jim Salsgiver is the chairman of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union School Board, and Randi Lowe is the superintendent of the BRSU.


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