• Superintendent Peter Burrow's Communiques

  • January Communique

    Posted by Peter Burrows on 1/2/2020
     
    This past week, we learned that we are now a fully authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program!  This is a huge step, and one that took considerable energy as we have reflected, designed, tested, and evaluated through the years to prepare for authorization. 

    While we continue to learn and reflect and are never "there" as we work to refine teaching and learning, this is a milestone that marks the considerable transformation we have engaged, the challenges we have confronted, and the persistence to do it the right way that has brought us to where we are today. Thanks and congrats to MUMS and MUHS educators and leaders!

     

    MUHS School-Based Health Center
    This month we opened the MUHS School-Based Health Center in partnership with UVM Health Network at Porter Hospital! Countless advocates for wellness that included doctors, educators, administrators, community members, board members, and students all came together to celebrate the opening. We've been in talks about creating a school-based health center at MUHS for many, many years, and we are grateful for all of the people that came together over the past two years, led by the work of our Community Partnership Council, to make the center a reality. 

    Please check in with Kelly Landwehr, our MUHS lead nurse, for further information, hours, and a scope of services that will help to create access to wellness for more of our students.

     

    FY21 Budget Development
    On December 18, we brought forward the first draft of the FY21 ACSD budget. Please go here for first draft budget information and a memo outlining changes and impacts. With a decline in enrollment and significant medical coverage increases, we are projected to be over the excess spending threshold. We continue to support a budget with minimal changes this year, and believe that using part of our ending fund balance to cover any overage is prudent. Our next draft of the budget with updated numbers will be on January 13 at Bridport School.

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