On behalf of the Board, I wanted to update the community on the status of our search for a new principal. The position has been advertised by the ACSU Central Office, and the deadline for applications closed on Wednesday, May 15th. We received over 2 dozen applications for the position. A search committee comprised of the following people has been created.
Patrick Reen (MUMs)
Fernanda Canales (Salisbury)
ACSU Central Office:
Vicki Wells (nonvoting chair)
The committee has had an initial meeting this week to establish hiring criteria and a working timeline for the process. The timeline anticipates that the committee will review the applications, interview candidates (May 27th and 28th), and make recommendations to the Superintendent by May 29th, with an expectation that the recommendations will be forwarded to the School Board by the Superintendent for board interviews and (hopefully an offer) in early June. The Board will schedule a special board meeting for June 6 (tentatively) to conduct board interviews and make a decision. The Board is planning to have a full day of events for the recommended candidates on the day of the special meeting that will include the opportunity for the board, staff, parents and community members to interact with, and provide feedback on the candidates. I will provide a follow-up communication as we get closer to confirm the actual date of the final interview process. In the meantime, if people have any feedback they would like the Committee to consider, please feel free to speak to anyone on the Committee, or to email either me (email@example.com) or Maureen (firstname.lastname@example.org) sometime before the 26th of May.
The Towns of Addison, Bridport, Cornwall, Rochester, Shoreham, and Starksboro
2013 PUBLIC NOTICE
The above mentioned municipalities have each requested from the Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets a permit to apply the following herbicides: Garlon 4 ultra (Triclopyr), Oust Extra (Sulfometuron) and Rodeo (glyphosate) to control unwanted vegetation along town owned highways. Selective spray operations will start approximately May 20, 2013. The applications will be made by certified pesticide applicators using mechanically controlled equipment and hand control methods. Residents along the right-of-way are encouraged to protect sensitive environmental areas, organic farm land and water supplies from spray. It is the resident’s responsibility to notify the town of the existence of these situations adjacent to the town right-of-way. Citizens wishing to inform the town are urged to contact the contact person for their respective town as follows: Addison- Bryan Nolan 759-2570, Bridport- Dusty Huestis 758-2113 Cornwall- Stu Johnson 462-2752, Rochester- Dan Gendron 767-4732, Shoreham- Jason Paquette 897-5451, Starksboro – Tom Estey 453-2319,
The appropriate place to contact with comments, other than the towns is the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, Agriculture Resource Management and Environmental Stewardship, 116 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, telephone 802-828-2431. Their link Web page that would describe the town’s spray permit request can be found at www.VermontAgriculture.com