November 07, 2018

2018 Welcome!


Welcome to the blogsite for the River Valleys School District Board 

Survey Ends Nov. 30, 2018
When is the next meeting?
November 19, 2018 MONDAY 7pm
DOVER School - click here for directions.
Click here to watch the last meeting on video
  •  A Timeline for Meetings, Public Info Sessions, Running for School Board, and Voting at Town Meeting Day (absentee/ early and day of voting) March 5, 2019 (printer friendly - one page only)
  • We're on Budget Talks until the end of this year! More details here.
  • RVUSD wins 2018 award from Brattleboro Community TV Municipal Partner of the Year: River Valleys Unified School District Board
    River Valleys Unified School District Board was created last summer following the unification of Dover and Wardsboro School Districts under Act 46. The River Valleys Board turned to BCTV to video their bi-weekly meetings as a way to engage and provide transparency. And, in fact, thanks to the Board’s promotional efforts, most of the meetings have received hundreds of views. Board Chair Richard Werner notes: "It's gratifying to get so many views, and critical that those who can't attend can get the full flavor of the somewhat complex process. In addition, it’s been a benefit to all of us to be able to review the videos as work progresses."
    Brattleboro Community Television is a community media center serving Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Jamaica, Newfane, Putney, Townshend and Vernon. BCTV's mission is to promote civic engagement and transparency, and to empower community members to share their knowledge, views and creativity, without prejudice. T learn more about BCTV, visit or call 802-257-0888.
Who should attend this meeting?
Taxpayers in both towns; concerned citizens; parents of children currently enrolled in both schools; parents who will have children entering the school system in 2019; home-school parents who want to learn more about future opportunities in education in Dover and Wardsboro; members of the education community, teachers and staff.
Statement from the Chair, Rich Werner of Dover
"The Board is looking for public participation -- parents, tax payers, residents, voters, and others -- as we move forward and start to set the vision and guiding principles for the River Valleys Unified School District in the next few months, as well as in late spring or early summer when we start to discuss specific policies and procedures around transportation, educational opportunities, which building students will attend and the overall educational policies of the River Valleys Unified School District. If anyone cannot attend the meetings, public comments and questions sent by email or from the links on the Board's webpages are always greatly appreciated." 

CLICK HERE for more upcoming meeting dates.
The Board meets twice monthly. Here is the general schedule: It is subject to change, so always check this page for updates.

On the following posts and pages you will find information and links related to the work of the new Board for the unified school district.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the new unified school district
  • a link to send your own questions -- the Board welcomes your questions and suggestions!
  • notices of the next meeting - agendas, time, date, and place
  • notices of changes to meetings dates (snow dates)
  • links to the minutes of the Board meetings
  • links to the BCTV videos of the Board meetings
  • updates, notices, and ongoing activities of the Board
  • information about the RVSD Board members
  • information about the Act 46 Agreement between Dover & Wardsboro
And many more details as they come into focus.

Our Mission Statement   /  Our Vision Statement

To reach the Windham Central Supervisory Union Office WCSU - click here 
To reach the Dover Elementary School - click here
To reach the Wardsboro Elementary School - click here