After multiple incidents last year involving fans verbally harassing student-athletes and referees, the Vermont Principals' Association is working to encourage positive fan behavior as the need for more officials increases.
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Covid closed Vermont schools hundreds of times last year. How did that affect kids?
Data provided by the Agency of Education shows that Vermont schools cumulatively spent about 320 school days closed, or missing at least half their kids, during the 2021-22 school year.
Final Reading: Full plates
Last fall, Vermont school staff asked lawmakers to hold off on passing new education laws in the upcoming legislative session. But roughly seven months later, as the legislative session nears its end, lawmakers’ plates have been full when it comes to education bills.
Montpelier High School reports 14 Covid cases after basketball championship
The bump in cases came the week after the Montpelier High School Solons claimed victory at the mask-optional Division II championship in Barre.
Should Vermont children need the Covid-19 vaccine to go to school?
State officials are scheduled to meet this week to consider the list of mandated vaccines in schools. Could Covid shots be added to that list?
Winooski, Enosburg High play through smooth state soccer semifinal
Enosburg Falls High edged out Winooski High 3-2 in a late afternoon match that was held at Burlington High School, a neutral field. Both teams committed some fouls and were at times physical, though officials appeared to keep the game under control.
‘We are at a breaking point’: School officials ask legislators not to pass new education laws
In testimony before the Vermont House education committee on Wednesday, officials said that any new education reforms would put too much pressure on schools that are already struggling.
Vermont principals outline new procedures to report, investigate abuse during sporting events
“We have plenty of racism and sexism and stuff like that happen every single day,” said Jay Nichols, executive director of the Vermont Principals’ Association.
Senate-passed bill would require schools to provide free period products to students
A legislative analyst estimated the upfront cost of installing dispensers in schools statewide could be anywhere between $120,000 and $180,000 in total. The recurring, annual cost of restocking menstrual products should be on the order of $50,000 to $60,000 a year.
Scott wants to allow indoor high school sports; health experts are nervous
"There is no playbook for this," said Ben Lee, an associate professor at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. "There's no definite answer for what the right thing to do is."
Schools in difficult spot about Thanksgiving gathering quarantines
“It really is not incumbent upon a superintendent to make Solomon-like decisions for families,” one superintendent said.
Kids with runny noses sent home during Covid, creating havoc with jobs, child care
At Growing With Wonder, a clear runny nose that needs to be wiped only five times or fewer in half an hour can stay. The rest go.
Officials: High school sports will look different this year
Touch football will replace traditional tackle football this autumn, and volleyball players will have to play their games with other teams outside.
Vermont’s all-over-the-map approach to reopening schools
While most districts have adopted a hybrid model, administrators across the state remain nervous about having enough educators to adequately staff in-person instruction.