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Open Seats on the WSESD School Board, Petition due by 1/29/24

The Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) has 5 open seats and the Vernon School District (VSD) has 2 open seats up for election on 3/5/24 — petitions are due by 1/29/24! Please consider running for the WSESD or VSD Board. Here’s a press release from the district central office.


Empower Your Community: Run for School Board Seats in Windham Southeast and Vernon School Districts

Brattleboro, January 10, 2024 — As the Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) and the Vernon School District (VSD) seek dedicated individuals to serve on their school boards, community members are encouraged to consider running for open seats to make a meaningful impact on local education. The WSESD Board is comprised of ten (10) members from Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Putney, with each board member governing the schools in all four towns. The VSD Board is comprised of five (5) members and governs the Vernon School. There are open seats on the WSESD and VSD Boards, which require residents of each town as follows:
1 one-year term from Brattleboro

2 three-year terms from Brattleboro
1 three-year term from Guilford
1 three-year term from Putney
1 two-year term from Vernon
1 three-year term from Vernon

Why Run for School Board?
Shape the Future of Education: School board members play a vital role in shaping the policies and direction of local schools. By joining the board, you can contribute to a positive and effective learning environment for students.

Advocate for the Community: Represent the voices of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, and Vernon residents. Act as a liaison between the community and the school district, ensuring that diverse perspectives are heard and considered in decision-making.

Support Student Success: Contribute to the development and implementation of policies that support student achievement, well-being, and success both academically and personally.

Engage with the Community: Through open meetings and communications, foster community involvement and transparency in the decision-making process.
How to Run:

File for Candidacy: Obtain a School Board Petition now, from your Town Clerk’s Office (in Brattleboro, Guilford, Putney, Vernon). Acquire at least 30 valid signatures from residents who are registered voters of your town. Submit the Petition, and file for candidacy by the deadline, January 29th.

Important Dates:
-Petitions available: now, in your Town Clerk’s Office
-Filing Deadline: Monday, January 29, with a minimum of 30 valid signatures
-Elections: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Contact Information:
For more information on running for school board seats in the Windham Southeast School District and the Vernon School District, please contact:
Kelly Young, Windham Southeast School District Chair,
Walter Breau, Vernon School District Chair,
Hilary Francis, Brattleboro Town Clerk,
Jonathan Johnson, Putney Town Clerk,,
Danielle Latulippe, Guilford Town Clerk,
Tim Arsenault, Vernon Town Clerk, clerk@vernonvt.orgPress Release – School Board Candidacy

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