The Missisquoi Valley School District is seek- ing bids for a 1-year snow plowing contract for the 2020-2021 season (October – April) for the Franklin Central School, 15 School Street, Franklin, VT.
In addition, sanding/ salting of plowed areas and/or areas indicated in bid specifications and on bid form when needed and/or as requested with appropriate equipment. All plowing must be completed no later than 6:00am. There will be a mandatory site visit Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at the Franklin Central School – 8:30am. Specific bid specifications and bid forms will be available at the site visit. Proof of adequate insurance must be provided prior to contracting.
If you have any questions please contact Steve Ballard, (802)285-2100 or steve.ballard@mvs- dschools.org. Bids will be accepted in person, by mail or via fax prior to October 14th at 1:00pm. Bids should be sent to:
MVSD Central Office 100 Robin Hood Drive Suite 2 Swanton, VT 05488 Fax: (802)868-4265.
The board reserves the right to award or reject any and all bids in what appears to be in the best interest of the Missisquoi Valley School District.
Department of Public Service Will Distribute Through Line Extension Consumer Assistance Program
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced that the Vermont Department of Public Service has launched a Line Extension Customer Assistance Program (LECAP). LECAP provides up to $3,000 in assistance to help consumers extend telecommunications lines to their homes, with $2 million in total funds available.
“We know how important access to reliable internet has been during this pandemic,” said Governor Scott. “While expanding access has been a longstanding challenge in Vermont, I appreciate the efforts of the Public Service Department team, the Legislature and many private partners to help get more Vermonters connected. This assistance program is another step forward in this challenging work, which is critical to increasing equity in education heading into our school reopening this fall.”
This program was passed through Act 137 and developed in response to the COVID-19 emergency to help Vermonters access broadband.
“For the teacher or student living at the end of the dirt road with no internet access, the LECAP could be a lifeline,” said June Tierney, commissioner of Public Service. “This is a great opportunity for qualifying Vermonters who need broadband service but have not been able to afford the full cost of a line extension.”
Access to broadband (high-speed internet service) has proved critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for students, patients and teleworkers accessing education, health care services and virtual offices due to closures and other pandemic mitigation measures. Hundreds of Vermonters without 25/3 Mbps broadband service live just out of the reach of current cable and other Internet Service Providers’ networks. Extending these networks to unserved and underserved areas can be expensive and the full cost can be unaffordable for those looking to take this step.
MISSISQUOI VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT Payroll During Emergency School Dismissal
procedure establishes how employees will be paid during school dismissal as
mandated by the Governor’s Executive Order declaring a state of emergency for
the State of Vermont in response to COVID-19.
employees will continue to be paid based on their current contract.
Funding of Employees:
During school dismissal all
employees will continue to be funded in the same manner as they are funded when
there is not a school closure.
Employees paid with federal funds
and multiple funding sources will continue to be paid from the same sources
they are paid from when there is not a school closure.
above procedures shall be in place while the school district is closed as
mandated by the Governor of Vermont.
The Governor has asked the state to gather information on those essential workers who require childcare. The list of who is an Essential Worker can be found here: https://vem.vermont.gov/essentialpersons. If you work in one of those categories and cannot find care for your children, please fill out the survey below.
Let’s Grow Kids has developed a web form to help collect information to connect the families of essential workers with child care in schools and licensed child care programs that are operating to provide services now through April 6, 2020, while school dismissal and general child care service closures are in effect.