School Choice in Up-Island District Will Become More Equitable
Heather Hamacek

Students in the up-Island school district will be given more free rein in the near future on choosing which school to attend, the district committee decided this week.

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Chilmark School Building Repairs Eat Up Funds
Heather Hamacek

A renovation project at the Chilmark School went slightly over budget this summer, leaving not enough cash on hand to address a faulty boiler in the school heating system. Members of the up-Island district committee discussed the problem.

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After Failed Override, Up-Island School Leaders Confront Budget Quandary
Olivia Hull

Faced with a large deficit in school funding in West Tisbury, up-Island school committee members agreed to cut $166,000 from the district budget at a somber meeting Monday. The committee meets again Thursday.

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Up-Island School District Decides Against School Resource Officer
Sydney Bender

The up-Island regional school committee voted Monday to remove a much-debated school resource officer position from their $10.7 million draft budget, following another lengthy discussion on the financial plan for 2016.

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School Committee Race Comes Amid Rising Budget Concerns
Olivia Hull
In a time of flux for Vineyard public schools, a race is underway to determine the makeup of the Up-Island Regional School Committee. Six candidates are competing for five spots on the committee, half of whom are first-timers. The majority are running as write-in candidates.
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School Committee Endorses Island Parents Advisory Council
Olivia Hull
Special Education parents received official endorsement from the all-Island school committee at last Thursday's meeting, opening the door for the group to take a more active role in school matters.
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Budget Standoff Continues for Up-Island School District
Olivia Hull
Despite hours of debate and five drafts of an operating budget, the up-Island regional school committee has yet to agree on a financial plan for 2015. Now under discussion is a draft that asks for an increase of 8.09 per cent, $752,000 more than last year.
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