Back to school is right around the corner, and Charlotte Central School is ready to welcomeCCS Exploratory – 2 the 365 enrolled students this year. Those returning to CCS, “Where there’s no better place to learn,” might see a few changes around the building.
Whether voters in Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston knew it or not when they voted on June 7 to consolidate under one unified district, they became part of the largest statewide education reorganization in the past 125 years. Act 46, which passed in all five towns of CSSU to create the Champlain Valley School District, is designed with an overarching goal to reduce the number of Vermont’s existing school districts by half.
No one ever expected a pre-historic lake beast to be fast off the mark, but Champ barely made it 20 feet before doubling over to catch his breath, shaking his head as participants in the Annual Champ Run on June 7 at CCS went streaming by, some as young as three years old.
When we constructed six raised beds and planned their planting with the school food director, that was exactly our goal: expand students’ palates, give them personal experiences with their food, and support their health and well-being with outdoor education and ecologically grown fresh produce.
Is uniting the five separate school districts of CSSU into a single entity in the best interests of our students and our communities? Voters in Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, Williston, and St. George will decide that question at the polls on Tuesday, June 7.
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