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The Vermont School Boards Association envisions a state where every student has access to and is engaged in a world-class public education, where local boards provide student-focused oversight of education systems, and where educators, families, and communities are engaged partners, ensuring that the futures of all Vermont children are driven by their aspirations, not bound by their circumstances.

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The Vermont School Boards Association envisions a state where every student has access to and is engaged in a world-class public education, where local boards provide student-focused oversight of education systems, and where educators, families, and communities are engaged partners, ensuring that the futures of all Vermont children are driven by their aspirations, not bound by their circumstances.

    Tell Me A Story - Geo Honigford

    Tell Me A Story - Geo Honigford

    Geo Honigford has served on the Royalton School Board since 2005, and on the exec committee of the Orange Windsor SU since 2009.

    He started and runs a successful organic vegetable and hay farm. In past careers he has taught high school, been a park ranger, and spent two years in the Peace Corps in West Africa.

    He and his wife, Sharon O’Connor, have two daughters that attend South Royalton High School.

    • 11 min
    Tell Me A Story - Leon Johnson

    Tell Me A Story - Leon Johnson

    Leon Johnson is the vice chair of the Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington. He is also the vice chair of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. Mr. Johnson also serves on the Southwest Regional Technical Center Board. 

    He has been on a school board in the Bennington area since 1993. Mr. Johnson represents the minorities of his community. He works as a liaison with minority parents and the school administrators. 

    • 14 min
    Tell Me A Story - Flor Diaz-Smith

    Tell Me A Story - Flor Diaz-Smith

    Flor Diaz-Smith is the vice chairperson of the Washington Central UUSD board and a former VSBA Board Member.

    • 10 min
    Tell Me A Story - David Chandler

    Tell Me A Story - David Chandler

    David Chandler is the clerk of the Taconic & Green School Board and the vice chair of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union. He is also the VSBA Bennington Regional Representative.

    • 14 min
    Policy 101

    Policy 101

    In Vermont, the most important function of school boards is the development of policy -  a powerful tool for the exercise of educational leadership. You will learn about the process for developing, adopting and  monitoring school policy.

    • 17 min
    School Board Monitoring

    School Board Monitoring

    School board work means providing excellent educational opportunities for all students and a good return on taxpayers' investment. One of the most commonly asked questions - and one of the hardest to answer - is “How are we doing?”
     
    Monitoring district (and board) performance is critical. Join VSBA and other school board members from around the state as we discuss some options for monitoring student outcomes, financial oversight, and progress toward the board's goals.

    • 21 min

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