Helpful Information Regarding Special WSESD Vote

Below is information that might be helpful to know for November 19th special elections.

Attached is a sample ballot for all four towns – Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Putney. All towns’ ballots are the same. Absentee ballots are currently available at the Town Clerk’s Office and may be requested until 5:00 pm on Monday, November 18th. Sample ballots can also be found on our website at under Elections.

Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney Citizens Invited to Information Sessions About the Proposed Amendments to the WSESD Articles of Agreement

The Windham Southeast School District (“WSESD”) school board will hold information sessions on November 13th and November 14th to answer questions about the ballot for the proposed amendments to the Articles of Agreement. Election Day is Tuesday, November 19th, 2019. Early voting has already begun.

The Wednesday, November 13th information session will be held at Dummerston School at 6 p.m. Dummerston School is located at 52 School House Road, just off Route 5, in East Dummerston.

Preparing for Widowhood Topic of Program

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – With the average life expectancy of women longer than that of men, the Brattleboro branch of the American Association of University Women is offering a discussion session on Preparing for Widowhood Friday, Dec. 6 at noon.

The free session will be held in the community room at The Brattleboro Savings and Loan Association at 221 Main Street and includes lunch.

Participating and offering guidance are Jean Giddings, attorney at law; Toni Ciampaglione, financial advisor at Park Place Financial Planners; and Theresa Masiello, vice-president and senior retail officer at BS& L.

Marlboro College Merging With Emerson College

VT Digger is reporting that Marlboro College will be giving its campus and endowment to Emerson College of Boston.

“Under a tentative agreement, Marlboro leaders say the school’s roughly $30 million endowment and $10 million in land and buildings will endow Emerson’s Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies program, which will be renamed the Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College. “

School Board for Guilford, Dummerston, Putney and Brattleboro To Take Up Turf Field Resurfacing on November 6th

On Wednesday, November 6th the Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) School Board will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Cusick Conference room on the second floor of the Windham Regional Career Center, 80 Atwood Street, Brattleboro. The board is scheduled to discuss the resurfacing of Brattleboro Union High School’s (BUHS) Natowich Field. The focus of the field portion of the meeting will be on BUHS’s proposal t0 resurface the field using artificial turf. Board sub-committees will present research on topics related to the three proposed resurfacing options, followed by discussion by the entire board and a possible vote. All are welcome to attend and comment.

Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney Citizens Invited to Vote on Proposed Amendments to WSESD Articles of Agreement

On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, an election will be held by the Windham Southeast School District (“WSESD”) in the four towns of the district, Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney. Citizens of the towns of the WSESD will have the opportunity to vote, by Australian Ballot, to approve or reject proposed amendments to the Articles of Agreement, the bylaws governing the WSESD. Vermont allows voter registration up to and on the day of an election. Early voting begins October 30th, 2019.

Four questions will be presented to voters:

Brattleboro Early/Absentee Ballots Available For Special School Merger Election

Early/absentee ballots for the Special School Merger Election to be held November 19, are now available in the Brattleboro, Town Clerk’s office.  Anyone wishing to vote prior to November 19 may apply for an early/absentee ballot until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18.

Early/absentee ballots may be voted in person in the Clerk’s office, mailed to the voter by the Clerk’s office, picked up by the voter, or if a voter is in need can be delivered to the voter’s residence by two Justices of the Peace.  All voted ballots must be received by the Clerk before the polls close on election day in order to be counted.  For more information or to request an early/absentee ballot call 251-8157.

WSESD Finance, Amendment & Policy Meeting Agendas


The Windham Southeast School District Amendment and Policy Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5 at the WSESU Central Office, 53 Green Street, Brattleboro.


I. CALL TO ORDER – 9:30 a.m. – Kristina Naylor

II. Approval of October 15, 2019 Minutes

World Polio Day is October 24

The Rotary Clubs of Brattleboro mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging the community to help end the paralyzing disease 

Airing informative show on BCTV is among thousands to be held by Rotary clubs around the world on World Polio Day, Thursday, October 24, 2019

Rotary members in Brattleboro are taking action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

WSESD Committee Agendas


The Windham Southeast School District Personnel Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 at the WSESU Central Office, 53 Green Street, Brattleboro

BUHS Turf Field Discussion

On Wednesday, October 16th at Dummerston School at 6:00 p.m., the Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) School Board is scheduled to discuss the resurfacing of Brattleboro Union High School’s (BUHS) Natowich Field. The focus of the field portion of the meeting will be on BUHS’s proposal to resurface the field using artificial turf.

Gail Grycel Brings Woodworking to Women at HatchSpace in Brattleboro

HatchSpace woodworking shop and school in Brattleboro, VT welcomes Gail Grycel to their teaching staff and board of directors.

Gail Grycel, owner of Twin Birch Woodworking in Westminster West, Vermont, has been a custom cabinetmaker since 1984. The balance of beauty and function exists in her cabinetry and furniture throughout New England.  For over twenty five years, and in three states, Gail has empowered women and girls through her class offerings in adult learning programs, woodworking courses in her studio, Rosie’s Girls summer camp sessions, mixed gender workshops, and one on one tutoring. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience to all who want to explore the love of making things out of wood.

Brattleboro Town School Board Dissolution and Next Steps

Because of school district consolidation under Act 46, the Brattleboro Town School District’s five-member school board was dissolved on June 30th. As of July 1st, the board of the merged district, the Windham Southeast School District (WSESD), will make policy and budget planning decisions for Academy School, Green Street School, Oak Grove School and Early Education Services, as well as the five other schools of the merged district.

Information about times and locations of WSESD meetings, along with contact information for board members, is available on WSESD Board’s page on the Supervisory Union (WSESU) website at under the school boards menu. Meetings will rotate between schools. The next WSESD meeting is at 6pm on July 24 at Putney Central School. The next WSESD meeting taking place in Brattleboro is scheduled for August 7 at 6pm at Academy School.