Thursday, December 19, 2013

Richmond Elementary School

4th graders at Richmond Elementary School created a vision during a recent concert

Friday, December 6, 2013

New School Cuisine: Nutritional and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks

CESU chefs and managers participated in writing State wide school food service cookbook, "New School Cuisine: Nutritional and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks."
Over last year, 3 of our chef/managers came together with 12 other school chefs around Vermont to write, test and retest new school recipes that meet the new USDA dietary guidelines. 

This book will be sent to every school in Vermont and to every Child Nutrition Program in every state.

Last night at NECI was kick off for the new book. It is currently available online at:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

When does CESU close schools due to inclement weather?

Once again, we are approaching the time of year when weather might affect the school day.  The primary factor in determining whether to alter the school day is student safety. CLICK HERE to review the factors considered when making a decision about the school day due to inclement weather.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Richmond Elementary School and Camels Hump Middle School Selected for School Safety Pilot
Richmond Elementary School and Camels Hump Middle School have been selected to be a part of a new program via the state of Vermont and the Vermont Agency of Education.  Corporal Mark Moody, project facilitator, will be working with both schools throughout the pilot. He will review program objectives, schedules and how to best get started in moving the project along. Based upon the results of CESU (Chittenden East Supervisory Union) needs, Corporal Moody’s activities will consist of:
  • Crisis Plan Review and/or development;
  • Advise on developing localized training plans for crisis intervention;
  • Technical assistance on building a Safety Community Outreach Plan.

A significant piece of this work will be to ensure that the needs of all students, including those with disabilities, are addressed in all current or newly developed plans.

Corporal Moody is long-time School Resource Officer (SRO) who founded the Vermont Youth Officer’s Network and remains that organization’s Chair. He is also an active member of the Vermont School Crisis Planning Team and has intensive law enforcement training on school safety issues. In the role of AOE Resource Officer Liaison, Corporal Moody will provide technical assistance to schools around connecting the work of the school resource officer with school based activities, building connections with community responders, and increasing the capacity of the Crisis Response Team with an increased focus on students with disabilities.