The board began the New Year with the appointment of Drew Clymer to the school board. Drew’s appointment takes effect immediately and ends on Town Meeting Day, March 7, 2017, when he and others may opt to run for the two-year term. The board would like to thank all of the candidates who put their name forward for consideration – we greatly appreciate their interest and willingness to serve the school district.
Prior to the holiday break, the board reviewed various options for reporting AP data. Superintendent Tracy Wrend offered five reporting options and is soliciting feedback from the board and community through a survey located online at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BytzzKBrXCK_MmJpMGlVY2VZUFE/view.
The survey will be open until March 15, at which point comments will be taken into consideration for the annual school report published in late spring. Thanks in advance for your input.
The next two board meetings will focus primarily on the FY18 budget and will take place on January 9 at 6:30pm and January 16 at 6:00pm in the Stowe Elementary School Music Room.
We sincerely thank you for the time and support you show SEF. Our organization works hard to bring the schools and community together in a myriad of ways to benefit everyone as we focus on our fundraising priorities.
Thank you to everyone who provided their valuable input on the survey this Fall; your feedback helps us to compile a fundraising priority list that has widespread support. As such, we have put the Auditorium seat project on hold. In a limited resource environment our fundraising efforts will focus on the items and programs you told us were the most important.
This year to support and enhance the excellence of Stowe schools, we are investing in these critical areaswhich are outside of the scope of the school budget:
LIBRARY PROJECT: $60,000
Upgrade of Current Facilities
EXPANDED AND APPLIED LEARNING RESOURCES: $59,000
Science Program Support
Leveled Text Instructional & Literacy Reading Materials
Special Assemblies / Presentations
Art Program Support
STEAM & DTE Program Materials
Music Program Support
Library eBooks & Audio Books
Garden Program Support
French Program Support
SCHOOL CLIMATE ENHANCEMENTS: $10,000
Standing Desks & Stationery Bicycles
TECHNOLOGY EXPANSIONS / UPGRADES: $3,000
Technology Resources (iPads and Chromebooks)
For a detailed description of these fundraising priorities, click on the link below: