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We envision a kind, collaborative, and creative community for all that nurtures a diverse and accessible learning environment. Students will flourish as critical thinkers and productive citizens, cultivating resilience in an ever changing world.                                                                                                                                                            4/26/17 Board adopted

ANWSD 2017 New Staff

 Instructions for logging into the new anwsd.org email system
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ANWSD Safe Schools Statement

"The Superintendent and Directors of the Addison Northwest School District wish to reassure the members of our educational community in these uncertain times. We remain committed to maintaining safe and welcoming schools regardless of race, gender, disability, national origin, documentation, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation, or family income. In addition to compliance with federal law, it is also our moral and ethical duty to protect and to provide an equitable education to all of the students who pass through the doors of our schools."

adopted by the ANWSD Board on May 31, 2017

Addison Northwest School District Negotiations Subcommittee begins meeting with the Teachers Association (ANTA) to negotiate a new Master Agreement. 
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From the Addison Northwest School District Board:

The School Board of the newly unified Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) has started the process of negotiating a contract with the Addison Northwest Teachers' Association (ANTA) for the 2017-18 contract year. Although negotiations have historically been held behind closed doors, the ANWSD Board believes that the public interest is best served through transparency. Therefore, the Board has decided to hold these negotiation meetings in an open public forum.

The next meetings between the Board and the ANTA representatives are Tuesday, October 25 and Monday, November 7; both meetings to start at 6:00 pm in the Vergennes Union High School library. These meetings will provide an opportunity for public comment. Consistent with all school board meetings, the Board negotiations committee may occasionally go into executive session to discuss sensitive matters.

The Board appreciates the hard work that our teachers do, and understands that today's schools and teachers have to address more than just education; they also handle issues concerning social services, health services, nutrition, and family support. The Board hopes to provide flexibility for teachers to meet student needs, to provide appropriate opportunities for all students, and to address student personalized learning goals. 

The Board recognizes the difficulties faced by many of our families and community members: 50% of our students receive free or reduced lunch, healthcare costs have increased for all Vermonters, salaries and home values across the region are stagnant, and only 25% of Vermont households include school-age children.

Total compensation for the District's teachers and staff accounts for more than 80% of the ANWSD budget – a distribution that clearly signifies the Addison Northwest community's belief that people are the most valuable resource in our schools. This percentage also means that future school budgets must be built around contract provisions. Contract negotiations are an important task before the Board, with the welfare of the community in its trust: a community that includes students, teachers, parents, taxpayers, and the community at large.

The Board intends to negotiate a contract which will best balance the needs of these many stakeholders, because we represent them all. Contract negotiations therefore present an opportunity for earnest dialogue to arrive at an agreement that will support our teachers, sustain our schools, preserve our community, and allow our children to thrive.

If you are unable to attend these open meetings or would like additional information, a timeline of events, warnings of upcoming meetings, and meeting minutes can be found online at anwsu.org. We encourage the residents of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes, and Waltham to take advantage of this unique opportunity to engage with the future of our children's education.

Watch the Organizational Meeting of the new Addison Northwest School District here!