Issue #8: Early March 2018

  • Congratulations! All OSSU school budgets were approved by voters at town meetings this year! Appreciation goes out to the board members, principals, teachers, administrators, families, and community members who engaged in this process.

  • School lunch is looking good! The beef stew on this tray at Hardwick Elementary is loaded with local products: organic beef from VT99 Meats and locally sourced carrots and potatoes processed at the Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick. These local products are being served at the other OSSU schools as well!

  • On March 8, three students from Lakeview presented at the annual school meeting in Greensboro. The findings from their student designed survey are included below, and board members from the Lakeview School Board and the OSSU Board have already reached out to this group to continue the conversation.

 

Fall 2017 Student Data (OSSU 5th and 6th Graders)

Survey results include the following number of 5th and 6th grade respondents from each OSSU school: Hardwick (27) Craftsbury (14) Wolcott (14) Lakeview (13) Woodbury (8) = 74 total, ~50% response rate

student data 1

Forms response chart. Question title: How important is it to you to spend time learning outside in nature?. Number of responses: 74 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: How important is it to you to spend time learning out in the community?. Number of responses: 74 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: How important is it to you to spend time learning on a farm?. Number of responses: 73 responses.

student data 2

student data 3

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