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Budget Forum Info Meetings


November 30, 2017   6:30pm   OV Large Cafeteria

December 5, 2017     6:30pm   OV Large Cafeteria

Budget Update

Due to reductions in state education aid, the school board directed the superintendent  to develop proposals which will level fund school spending without affecting programs and educational opportunities for students. Proposals for changes to our schools were made to the Otter Valley Unified Union School Board on Wednesday, Nov. 15th. To review the budget proposals, please view the powerpoint on the RNESU website, www.rnesu.org.

To meet the $1.6 million needed to avoid a tax increase, the Board determined the amount of cuts required to meet this number would significantly reduce the educational opportunities for students. Many of our elementary school student- to- teacher ratios are low and enrollment has been decreasing. Class ratio is an area where savings could be found and educational opportunities could be maintained or increased. These proposals generate a potential reduction of $769,000, approaching a level budget. After brainstorming a variety of plans, only a few viable options can work with the existing buildings and the number of students we have.

The board must consider all viable options that conform to its overall mission and educational goals as well as our communities’ ability to financially support education. Now that these options have been presented, the Board’s next step is to bring them to the public to gain feedback. The board wishes to listen to parent and taxpayer input  prior to any final decision.

We will be holding forums about these budget proposals on Nov 30th and Dec. 5 at 6:30 pm in the large cafeteria at Otter Valley UHS.

We need to come together as an Otter Valley Unified Union District to establish an educational model that benefits all students and staff and is sustainable for taxpayers. We hope you will participate, please attend a forum or send us comments using Let’s Talk, a button on the district and school websites.

Jeanné Collins

Superintendent of Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
49 Brandon Court Drive
Brandon, VT 05733

Welcome Back Neshobe

3 Year Old Pre-K Classes

September 6, 2017

Neshobe School's 3 year old Preschool Program is currently at full enrollment.  There may be openings at other schools in our district.

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OVUU Elementary School Choice

A Message from Jeanne Collins; Superintendent of RNESU:

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The Otter Valley Unified Union School District has opened up elementary school choice within the 5 schools in the district starting in August 2017. To apply for another school, please fill out the application form and read the FAQs about the process. First consideration will be given to applications in by 
March 30, 2017. Capacity of the requested school and grade will be the primary factor in consideration, as noted in the policy. 

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Principals Corner


The Neshobe Halloween Parade has been a long standing tradition in our community for around 50 years.  Due to the construction road project, we have had to make another change in our parade route this year.  We will be marching at Estabrook Field with Neshobe and Otter Valley Bands performing.

The parade starts at 1:00 p.m.  We want to thank Chief Brickell, Brandon PD; Bill Moore, Brandon Rec; Kevin Birchmore, McKernon Group; and Becky Congdon, RNESU Transportation Coordinator for all of their help in determining a site and planning for parking, etc.  Reminder:  This is a field; closed walking shoes are needed.  IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL, IT WILL BE POSTED ON FACEBOOK AND OUR WEBSITE.


BUS EVACUATIONS are practiced once in the fall and again in the spring to ensure all children know what to do in an emergency.  All drivers go over the procedure with the students on the bus before the evacuation. The following steps are for student safety in case of an emergency:

  • All belongings are left on the bus;
  • Students line up in the aisle facing the back door of the bus;
  • Two Otter Valley students are designated as the helpers;                                                
  • A two-hands hold is used: one hand on the upper arm and the other on the lower arm of each student as they exit. (Becky Congdon and I go over how to support each student coming out of the bus’s back door and supervise the evacuation drill.);
  • Students are told they may sit if they choose when exiting the bus;
  • After leaving the bus, the students line up on the sidewalk with no voices to ensure they could hear any directions if needed.


PARENT CONFERENCE REMINDER:  Please remember that you are able to meet with the Integrated Art teachers, Special Educators, and Interventionists during conference times.  Please let us know if you need help in scheduling a time. 


NESHOBE WEBSITE:  All RNESU websites are in the process of becoming ADA compatible.

(The Americans with Disabilities Act {ADA} gives civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities similar to that provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion.

It guarantees equal opportunity and access for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications.)  Our teachers are working on creating new class pages, which will provide ongoing communication and information to families.


FACEBOOK AND TWITTER:   I post information and school happenings on both sites.  I also share information I think is informative about our community, events, and child development.

Neshobe School Guidance

Please contact our Guidance Counselor,
Ms. Spaulding, with any questions and/or concerns.

Thank you.