Monday, December 21, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Chicken Patty Sandwich w/Lettuce & Tomato
Homemade Sugar Cookie
Fruit & Veggie Bar
Vegetable Soup

December 23, 2015 -  January 1, 2016 for the Holiday Break
School will resume on January 4, 2016
Happy Holidays!

After School Activities for Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

5-8 Cooking with Mrs. King

3:30-5:00 5/6 Boys White
5:00-6:30 7 Boys
6:30-7:45 8 Boys

A Message from the ACT 46 Study Committee

Will school choice change in a unified district?
The Articles of Agreement for forming the new unified district can “grandfather” Fairfield students, who have already begun high school, at a school other than BFA St. Albans, when the new school district would begin operation. This means that students who have chosen a different high school for their freshman year in the 2016-2017 school year, would be able to continue in that high school until they graduate in 2020. The new unified union district would pay tuition for these students as well as any others who were sophomores, juniors or seniors at other schools during the 2016-2017 school year. In the fall of 2017 all freshmen would attend BFA St. Albans unless they choose to access Vermont’s limited high school choice law, Act 129.

Under Act 129, Vermont’s limited high school choice law, students still might have an opportunity to attend a high school other than BFA St. Albans after a unified school district was formed. It is not, however, guaranteed. BFA St. Albans has to offer a certain number of slots per year, across all grades, to students who wish to attend a different public high school. At present, only a few of those slots are used. The other and perhaps harder piece is that the receiving schools, for example MMU and Fairfax, can decide how many incoming students they are willing to accept within some state guidelines. Students who wanted to attend a high school other than BFA St. Albans would have to apply for an opening at another school. If more students want to attend that school than there are openings, a lottery is conducted. No money changes hands between schools under Act 129. If you have questions not answered there feel free to email them to