ID#4 Annual Report

posted Mar 19, 2015, 4:48 AM by Jason LaMora

is now available online.  Locate the report under  the "Reports and Budgets" tab.

School District Annual Reports

posted Feb 3, 2015, 1:16 PM by Sharon Fletcher   [ updated Mar 19, 2015, 5:37 AM ]

are now available online under  the "Reports and Budgets" tab.

Building our Future: Action Teams Begin!

posted Jan 5, 2015, 12:13 PM by Jason LaMora

Three Action Teams are being formed, one for each of the foundational goals.  Action Teams will be developing the strategic actions or objectives to reach each foundational goal, along with the measurement tools we’ll use to assess our progress towards meeting and exceeding these goals.  More information on the specific charge of the Action Teams can be found on the attached sheet.
The Action Teams will be comprised of 6-8 members.  Members of the Action Teams will have solid background knowledge of the foundational goal area they are in charge of, in order to build a strategic plan that enables us to work effectively, collaboratively, and efficiently towards greater student success.
If you are interested in participating on an Action Team, please follow the process outlined in the attached document. Applications are due to the ACSU office by January 21, 2015.

Addison Central’s Spring into the Arts (SITA) Festival

posted Dec 17, 2014, 10:37 AM by Jason LaMora

will take place on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College.
With the theme of “Mapping Our Imaginary Worlds”, SITA 2015 will give students opportunities to organize and express their imaginary worlds through different art forms (to include dance, music, theater and visual arts) and inspire students to discover new worlds as they experience and analyze the work of other artists.

The main goal for SITA 2015 is for artistic expression and experience to activate the imaginations of students and adults around places that are new to them, both as places never experienced before and familiar places experienced in new ways.  

At SITA 2015, Addison Central students will share their own visual and performance art and participate in workshops with professional guest artists during the day on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28.  There will be an evening performance on Wednesday, May 27 in the Middlebury Union High School Auditorium that will feature the ACSU Elementary Band and guest artist Jeh Kulu.  Parents and community members are invited to attend any and all of SITA 2015.  A detailed schedule will be announced later this year.

New ACSU Vision and Mission

posted Dec 9, 2014, 9:16 AM by Jason LaMora   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 9:24 AM ]

Thanks to the entire ACSU community for taking part in the first phase of our ACSU Strategic Plan, developing a new ACSU vision and mission. It was a testament to our strong community involvement to see so many of you come out to speak to your deep commitment in providing the best for our students.

The ACSU Executive Committee has officially ratified our new ACSU Vision and Mission statements. These statements will now be used to craft our foundational goals for the years ahead, from which we will be building the work of our ACSU Strategic Plan.

ACSU Vision Statement:
All students will reach their full academic potential and be prepared for success as engaged citizens.

ACSU Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide an innovative, rigorous, and supportive educational community that inspires a passion for learning and cultivates empathy and responsibility.

I look forward to continuing to work together throughout the strategic plan and beyond, to support all students in reaching their full academic potential and preparing them for success as engaged citizens!

Peter Burrows

ACSU Strategic Plan Steering Committee Application

posted Jun 24, 2014, 10:52 AM by Jason LaMora

The ACSU strategic plan will take place during the 2014-2015 school year. This critical process will enable our supervisory union to assess our educational outcomes and build a vision and direction as we create greater opportunities for our students. The ACSU Strategic Plan Steering Committee will oversee the strategic plan and serve as a representative group to steward our

Please respond to the following two questions in order to be considered for the steering committee (200 words)
1. Why do you want to be a steering committee member?
2. What specific leadership qualities do you possess that would benefit the Steering Committee in its work to engage the community and develop a coherent direction for ACSU?

Steering Committee Specifics Charge
• Leadership to ensure coherence in ACSU’s work in reaching our vision/mission through the development of a strategic plan

Work Products
• Analysis of ACSU current state - systems evaluation and impact of new mission/vision statement on those systems
• Develop Action Team process and charges
• Develop final strategic plan for implementation 15-16

Superintendent (1)
Administrators (2)
Board (3)
Faculty (4)
Students (2)
Community - parents, business, higher ed (3)

Membership Selection Process - application to superintendent

• 1⁄2 day meeting per month
• Representation at community events and board meetings as needed
• Full-day retreat in November to set up action teams

Scope of work
• Year-long length of service

Level of authority/decision making
• Advisory to the superintendent

Please send your application responses to:
Sharon Fletcher
49 Charles Ave.
Middlebury, VT 05753 
via email at

Dear ACSU Community -

posted Jun 16, 2014, 12:25 PM by Sharon Fletcher

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for being a part the ACSU educational community.  Throughout the year, I have spent much time in schools and the community, getting to witness firsthand the commitment that all of you share for providing what’s best for our students.  I have been deeply inspired by the ACSU community, and I want to thank you for your engagement and partnership as we continue to work together to both maintain our excellence and reach to grow and innovate in the face of a constantly changing global society.  Your involvement in our schools is essential to our students’ success.

Next year will bring a continued focus on academic excellence.  The ACSU community will be engaged in a strategic planning process to establish a singular ACSU vision that will ground our work in the core educational values that we share.  We share an incredible commitment to our schools in ACSU, and we plan to build on this commitment by using our strengths to pursue greater personalization, rigor, and support.

I hope that all of you take time this summer to reflect with your student(s) on the many learnings of the 2013-2014 school year, and enjoy a much-deserved break.  I look forward to seeing you in the fall as we begin the year with the central mission of inspiring our students to excellence.


Peter Burrows, D.Ed.
Addison Central Supervisory Union

ACSU Negotiations

posted Apr 18, 2014, 1:58 PM by Jason LaMora   [ updated Apr 18, 2014, 2:00 PM ]

The Addison Central Supervisory Union Board and the ACSU teacher associations

(Middlebury Educators’ Association, Middlebury Elementary Teachers’ Association, and Addison Central

Education Association) reached a three-year contract agreement. The districts of Addison Central

Supervisory Union completed the approval of the new contract on April 17, 2014. The Associations

ratified the agreement earlier in the month. The agreement will be in effect from July 1, 2014 to June

30, 2017.

The three associations represent approximately 200 members, including teachers, nurses, guidance

counselors, and other professional staff.

The contract remedies a longstanding contractual issue in Addison Central, in which elementary

teachers’ compensation has been lower than that of Middlebury Union Middle and Middlebury Union

High School. By the end of the three-year agreement, all association teachers in ACSU will receive the

same salary for equal experience and education. The terms of three-year contract are salary increases

of 3.6%, 3.6%, and 3.75%.

In addition, the Associations agreed to increase their proportion of health insurance coverage, up

by .5% per year for each year of the contract, to the maximum 15% allowable by law. The percentage is

currently at 13.5%.

ACSU Board Chair and Lead Negotiator Mark Perrin, stated, “This contract is the culmination of great

teamwork between the teachers, administrators and nine different boards. This is an example of our

communities coming together in spirit and unity to create equity for a strong educational environment

for our young learners.”

Peter Burrows, ACSU Superintendent, stated, “This agreement lays the bedrock for significant work

ahead that will benefit the students of Addison Central Supervisory Union. Tackling the issue of salary

equity will enable us to work together as the strongest possible team of educators to inspire all students

to success.”

Lisa Beck, speaking for all three ACSU teacher associations, said that, “We felt that we made great

strides in working together to find common ground and reach a settlement that is fair and equitable.

This contract solves the longstanding issue of disparity in pay between elementary and middle/high

school teachers. Moving forward, this settlement will enable us to strengthen our schools and better

serve our students.”

Middlebury Incorporated School District #4 (Mary Hogan School)

posted Mar 20, 2014, 7:18 AM by Sharon Fletcher   [ updated Mar 20, 2014, 7:19 AM ]

Annual Report is now available online.  Locate the report under the "Reports and Budgets" tab.

ACSU Study Committee Final Report

posted Feb 11, 2014, 1:20 PM by Jason LaMora   [ updated Feb 11, 2014, 1:22 PM ]

is now available online.  Locate the report under the "ACSU Study Committee" section of the "Reports and Budgets" tab.

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