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    • May 20th, 2016 - St. Albans Town School Sets Budget Vote Date

      The Board of Directors of the St. Albans Town School worked to reduce the school budget by roughly $61,000. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday May 25th at  6:30 to provide budget details. This meeting will be held in the Library of the St. Albans Town Educational Center. The date to vote – at Collins Perley Complex from 7 AM to 7 PM is set for Tuesday May 31, 2016.

      PLEASE VOTE ON MAY 31, 2016!

    • April 22nd, 2016 - Joanne Wells segment on Franklin County Truancy Intervention Project

      Host Joe Halko interviews members of the Franklin County Truancy Intervention Project. Hear what Laurel Chen, NCSS Truancy Specialist; Nina Curtis, Director of Restorative Justice Center; and Joanne Wells, Assistant Director of Special Education FCSU, are doing to promote social and emotional well-being through education in our community. See the You Tube Video.

    • March 25th, 2016 - New Unified Union District

      A new unified district was approved on Town Meeting Day, 2016

      Let it be said that our local elections were much more civil and appropriate than national elections have been to date. The new unified district was approved by large margins in all three municipalities: Fairfield 376 – 152; St. Albans City 1092 – 303; St. Albans Town 1090 – 645. The vote initiated the process to move forward, beginning with receiving our certification from the Secretary of Education designating the new […]

    • February 29th, 2016 - Vote on Town Meeting Day

      Franklin Central Supervisory Union Board and the three communities created a committee to study a merger under Act 46. The committee approved sending its report to the State Board of Education for its approval.

      On January 19, 2016 the State Board of Education unanimously and enthusiastically ruled that “the proposed formation of a new unified union school district by the member districts of the Franklin Central Supervisory Union is in the best interests of the State, the students, and the school […]

    • February 26th, 2016 - Consequences of Saying No to Unification

      There is a consequence to saying no to the proposed unification: We lose out on any tax incentives and the $150,000 in additional state aid to prepare for the inevitable transition.   In return, our property taxes will go up to pay for those towns that do agree to unify. That is the way the law works. If the proposed merger is approved, then voters in St. Albans City, St. Albans Town, and Fairfield will see a tax reduction that amounts to […]

    • February 25th, 2016 - No Unification – What Then?

      As you consider all of the pros and cons to unification, please remember that a no vote doesn’t mean we will be allowed to keep our schools as they are now. It doesn’t mean we return to square one and remain.

      Act 46 requires unification. If we do not unify our schools using our own plan and our own leadership, then the state will step in and do the unification for us.

      So, the choice is really between deciding for ourselves, or […]

    • February 24th, 2016 - Unification and Equity

      Finding “equity”, especially for Fairfield, has been a question of some concern. Please consider this:  How do you find equity if the unification is defeated and each school is left where it is? Doing nothing doesn’t move us toward resolution.

      There has also been speculation about what might happen. Remember that with the proposed unification comes an elected school board, with open meetings, and the opportunity for the public to engage. Without unification, nothing happens because nothing can happen. We’re frozen […]

    • February 23rd, 2016 - Unification – Moving Forward

      Most every question being asked about the proposed Franklin Central Supervisory Union merger can be answered like this: Unification will give us the potential to move forward, to make our schools better, and to save the taxpayers some money. Without unification, these options do not exist.

      If you are wondering if taxpayers will ever pay a dime less in taxes, consider this: If we don’t consolidate, we have zero chance of seeing any taxpayer relief. If Fairfield Elementary, St. Albans City […]

    • February 22nd, 2016 - Unification – what it can mean for our district.

      Unification can mean savings through streamlined operations so that the larger school district can continue to provide all students and communities with the education system that works best for them. Unification would not mean closure of schools, including Fairfield. In reality, the unified district would provide a much stronger buffer against tax rate increases, especially to the Fairfield residents, than they have now. Currently, small changes in size of student population can have a big impact on the school district’s […]

    • February 12th, 2016 - How will unification affect tax rates?

      Everyone wants to know if tax rates will go up or down. A definitive answer to that is not possible because of all of the parts used in the formula to set the tax rate. Clearly, if school unification passes, taxes will be ten cents lower the first year, eight cents the second year, etc. than it would be without the incentives. Tax rates in the three towns will be less volatile since expenses are spread over a broader tax […]

    Events @ FCSU
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  • May 2016

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    • BFA/NWTC School Board Meeting
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    • CANCELLED Fairfield School Board Meeting
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    • St. Albans City School Special Board Meeting
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    • St. Albans Town School Board Meeting
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    • FCSU Board/Executive Committee Meeting
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    • Negotiation Planning
    • Negotiations
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    • BFA Curriculum Committee
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  • FCSU Board of Directors
     BFA Al Corey  527-7935
     BFA Nilda Gonnell-French, Clerk  524-6432
     BFA Jeff Morrill  527-7850
     FFCS Michael Malone, Vice Chair  524-9035
     FFCS Mike L'Esperance  527-2917
     FFCS Dave Gaudette  933-5137
     SACS James Farr, Chair  524-5417
     SACS Denise Smith  527-9031
     SACS Kristina Ellsworth-Spooner  527-9892
     SATEC Paul Bourbeau  524-6175
     SATEC Kerry McCracken Ducolon  524-2946
     SATEC Martha Casavant Ries  524-4160