School Board
Seat Openings 
Interested in becoming more involved in the school system?

Consider becoming a school board member.  

The Otter Valley Unified Union School District and the Barstow Unified Union School District have the following openings for the Office of School Board of Director* for the coming election in March 2019:

        Brandon – 2 Seats (1 – for a three year term; 1 - for the remaining one year of a three year term)
         Goshen (for the remaining two years of a three year term)
         At - Large (candidates can be from any of the OVUUSD towns: Brandon; Goshen; Leicester; Pittsford Sudbury; and Whiting)

       At-Large (New Seat - two year term)

*All seats are three year terms unless otherwise stated.

Petitions are available at your Town Clerk’s Office and the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Central Office at 49 Court Drive in Brandon.  Requests for petitions can also be made by calling the RNESU Central Office at (802) 247-5757.

Completed petitions are due to your Town Clerk by Monday, January 28, 2019.  Petitions for town specific seats require signatures of the lesser of 1% of registered voters or 30 signatures.  Petitions for at-large seats require the signature of 60 registered voters.
The OVUU Board wishes to  thank the community for weighing in on the security needs of the schools. 
The bond did not pass (1827 yes to 1913 no).  At this time we will move forward with the grant funded security items and consider the next steps for the needs of the larger schools.  Please stay tuned for these next steps. 

Click here to see the District Warning

Click here to see the OVUU Construction & Bond Presentation

Click here for the Press Release: OVUU School Board Announces a Safety Bond Vote Nov. 6 

Click Here to read the Bond Vote Flyer sent to all OVUUSD Voters.

PEGTV Spotlight on RNESU - Bond Proposal

Click Here to read the Bond Proposal Specific to the Neshobe Project


The BUU Board wishes to thank the residents of Chittenden and Mendon for supporting the addition of a 5th board member.  As the article change has passed, interested people are welcome to visit board meetings  to learn about the work of the board.  

Mongolian Dancers

Mongolian Music & Dance Performance

October 23, 2018
7:00 PM at OVUHS
Admission is FREE!

Click here to read the Press Release.

 OVUU Planning Task Force  OVUU Planning Task Force

The Otter Valley Unified Union School Board has developed a Planning Task Force to develop a 5-10 year plan to ensure high-quality equitable academic opportunities, be good stewards of school finance, and lead our communities through change. 

The Planning Task Force is looking for community input.  If you are a resident of the OVUU School District, please take a few moments and complete a survey to provide your feedback.

 Back to School Image  Welcome back to school!

School begins on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you soon!
 2018-2019 New Employees  Welcome to all of our 2018-2019 New Employees!
 Whiting School

Whiting School Prekindergarten and Child Care Partnership  Announced

It is with great pleasure that the Otter Valley Unified Union School District announces the partnership with local community members Amanda Russell and Rebecca Kerr to run a child care center in the Whiting School alongside the OVUU prekindergarten Classroom for the 2018-19 school year.

In order to benefit families of students in the program, the OVUU Board sought a partnership with local child care providers who could serve families full day in partnership with the RNESU prekindergarten program. This allows families to access child care and prekindergarten in one setting, Whiting School, eliminating the need for mid-day transportation. 

(Click here for the full Press Release)

 Bianca McKeen - Named Principal of Barstow Memorial School - June 2018

Bianca McKeen Named as Principal of Barstow Memorial School

The Barstow School Board is pleased to announce the choice of Bianca McKeen as the next principal of Barstow Memorial School. Bianca will begin her new position on July 1, 2018.

With a Bachelor’s degree from Castleton University in Theater Arts and Chemistry at the secondary level, as well as a Master’s degree from the College of St. Joseph in Elementary Education, McKeen has been working in teaching and leadership positions in Rutland City Schools since 2003, where she has been fortunate to teach many Barstow graduates.

(Click here for the full Press Release.)

RNESU Mission & Vision


RNESU is seeking to fill the following School Board vacant seat:

Otter Valley Unified Union School Board
1 – Goshen Representative

Interested parties should send a letter identifying the seat they wish to be considered for and outlining why they would be a good addition to the Board to the Superintendent, Jeanné Collins, at RNESU 49 Court Drive, Brandon, VT 05733 by no later than Thursday, April 12, 2018. The Board intends to take action at the following OVUU School Board meeting on April 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Otter Valley Union High School Library.

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