WSESD Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes


I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – David Schoales, Board Chair


• Chloe Leary, Winston Prouty Center – Childrens’ Integrated Services

• Cassandra Holloway, BPAC – Prevention Efforts in the Community

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus Hosts Mother’s Day Singalong

The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will perform their spring “Singalong Finale” via Zoom on Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 9 at 4 pm.

As we finish our 25th anniversary year, the chorus will be singing songs led by Director Becky Graber and some guests as well! Some of the songs are very easy to join along with, and Becky will teach a song or two to all. Singalong-goers can register online via Zoom and pay for a ticket using the links on our website.

Singers will be muted, though we will hear harmonized vocal tracks, so feel free to sing along in the comfort of your homes, if you wish.

BCTV Schedules – Week of May 3, 2021

BCTV Channel 1085 schedule for the week of 5/3/21

Monday, May 3, 2021

5:00 am VT Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel – VT NDCAP – 4/12/21 Mtg
8:00 am The David Pakman Show – The David Pakman Show – Weekly Broadcast
9:00 am Energy Week with George Harvey – This Week’s Energy News
10:00 am Brattleboro Development Review Board – Brattleboro DRB Mtg 4/21/21

A Good Time To Die

Today In History, April 28:

Coffins. A Very Large Assortment of all sizes, at A. Van Doorn & Sons, at reduced prices.

Does anyone else find it strange to advertised that there is a large supply of coffins at bargain prices? I would think that no one will be induced to purchase a coffin because the price is good, but that a person would only buy a coffin if it is needed, at whatever price it might cost.

Brattleboro’s Academy School Building Renovations Vote May 11

The Windham Southeast School District wants to know if you’d like to spend an extra $2 million. The money would be spent on renovations to the Academy School in Brattleboro, grades K-6. The vote is called for everyone in the school district – Putney, Guilford, Dummerston, and Brattleboro.

If you’ve been following Wendy Levy’s meeting minutes for the school meetings, you already know all about the renovations, which include an addition to the building and updates to “student learning environments.”

Making A Connection To The Past

Youth is a time of great possibilities. It can also be highlighted by arrogance and ignorance. Those qualities may not become apparent until we have moved a few decades down the road. I have been thinking about these issues in relation to the history of my family.

When my grandparents and other relatives were alive I never asked them about where they came from and about the history of our family.

Three of my grandparents came from Eastern Europe and they arrived in this country during a wave of immigration when Jews were looking for a better life in the “golden land”.

BCTV Schedules – Week of April 26, 2021

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 4/26/21

Monday, April 26, 2021

4:02 am Education and Enrichment for Everyone – Politics 2021 – The New Administration after Two Months 3/26/21
5:00 am Addiction Recovery Channel – Public Health Alert – Harm Reduction 3/25/21
6:10 am Special Olympics Vermont – 2021 Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Vermont Racial Justice Alliance – Abolish Slavery Vermont Learning Session 4/7/21

WSESD Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes


I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – David Schoales, Board Chair


• CLERK’S REPORT – Approval of Minutes – April 6, 2021

III. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items (10 minutes)


• Hiring

BCTV Schedules – Week of April 19, 2021

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 4/19/21

Monday, April 19, 2021

4:10 am Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program – Historical Treasures in the Vermont State Archives 3/21/21
5:00 am Brattleboro Rallies – Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 10th Anniversary 3/11/21
5:15 am VHC Digital 1st Wednesdays – Charity And Sylvia – A Same-Sex Couple In Early Vermont
6:30 am Community Senior Center – Canal Boat Trip 12/17/20
7:30 am The World Fusion Show – EP 99 – Milford Graves – A Celebration Part 1

BCTV Schedules Week of April 12, 2021

BCTV Channel 1085 schedule for the week of 4/12/21

Monday, April 12, 2021

4:30 am Vermont State House – House Comm. on Corrections and Institutions 3/19/21
5:00 am Newfane Selectboard – Newfane SB Mtg 3/15/21
6:00 am West River Education District – WRED Info Mtg 3/23/21
6:35 am Townshend Selectboard – Townshend SB Mtg 3/23/21

Nature Explorers Summer Camps & Programs

Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center is offering seven weeks of Nature Explorers Summer Camp for children ages 5 to 11 from June 28th through August 13th. BEEC is also offering one week of Nature Photo Explorers for ages 12 to 18 on August 2 – 6 in collaboration with the In-Sight Photography Project.

BEEC’s Nature Explorers Summer Camps are for the young person who enjoys the natural world. Our goal is to foster children’s love of nature in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Campers spend most of each day outdoors, in small groups, exploring the forests, meadows and waters of our 60 acres.

BCTV Schedules – Week of April 5, 2021

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 4/5/21

Monday, April 5, 2021

4:52 am Stuck in Vermont – The Tran Family Patriarch Gets Vaccinated
5:00 am BUHS Basketball – JV Girls vs. Mt. Anthony 3/5/21
6:30 am The News Project – Press Pass – 3/18/21
7:00 am Ideas for the Future of Vermont – Broadband (Ep. 1)
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast

“Town… Voted to get Mr. Reeve’s fire wood by rate.”

Today In History is on of the most interesting  ibrattleboro feature, even though it is almost never mentioned in stories or comments.

The April 3, 1775 news report fascinates me, even though I only have a hazy notion of its meaning.  I wonder if anyone can translate the 1775 language to make it more understandable in 2021:

Brattleboro-West Arts: Fresh New Exhibit at Brooks House Atrium Hallway Gallery

BRATTLEBORO:   The Atrium Hallway Gallery in the Brooks House has a fresh new look for spring, with an exhibit spotlighting the artwork of four members of Brattleboro-West Arts.

Titled New Passage, the ongoing show’s latest offerings demonstrate the diverse talents of BWA members, from Kay Curtis’s bright and active Swing Dance series of drypoint monoprints to Bobbi Angell’s detailed and elegant botanicals to Sharon Myers’s handsome prints using lingerie to Lesley Heathcote’s closely observed and beautifully rendered animal and bird pastels.

BCTV Schedules – Week of March 29, 2021

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 3/29/21

Monday, March 29, 2021

5:00 am Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce – Legislative Forum 3/15/21
6:05 am BUHS Varsity Hockey – Boys vs. Burlington, Vermont State Quarterfinal Game 3/17/21
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am BUHS Basketball – BUHS JV Boys vs. Mt. Anthony 3/12/21
10:35 am BUHS Basketball – Varsity Girls vs. Rice 3/16/21