St. Albans Town Educational Center

  • ACT 46 Informational Website 
     
    SATEC is a place where all students and staff can be successful academically, socially, and emotionally in a positive, caring and safe environment that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.

    School hours
    Grades K-2    8:15 am–3:18 pm
    Grades 3-4    8:05 am–3:22 pm
    Grades 5-8   8:05 am–3:25 pm
    News & Announcements
    • February 11th, 2016 - ACT 46 Public forum to be held February 16th at the BFA Library

      There will be one last Public Forum to discuss Act 46 on February 16, 2016. It will be held in the BFA Library at 6:00pm. Candidates for the new, unified school district board have been invited to attend this meeting. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

      6:00 – Refreshments – Mix, mingle, and informally discuss Act 46 with those in attendance

      6:30 – Information – Q & A

      · Provide Information on School Consolidation, Act 46

      · Answer questions

      · Introduce New Board […]

    • February 11th, 2016 - A Message from the ACT 46 Committee

      There have been questions asking why we are doing this now. Simply put, it’s the law. Merging into one school district has many good reasons. The Legislature, when it passed Act 46, provided significant financial incentives for Supervisory Unions that have recently studied mergers and are already conducive to unification. Incentives include a reduction in property tax rates of 10 cents the first year, 8 cents the second, and declining for five years to zero; and a $150,000 grant to help […]

    • February 10th, 2016 - A Message from the ACT 46 Committee

      The FCSU Act 46 Study Committee believes a single, Unified Union district, is the preferred option.  Therefore, all three districts, Fairfield, St. Albans City and St. Albans Town are considered “necessary” for the formation of a new district.

      If all three districts vote “yes,” then a single Unified Union district is formed covering all three communities. Taxpayers in all three communities will receive the tax incentives.

      If any one town votes “no”, then no change to governance would occur and Franklin Central […]

    • February 9th, 2016 - Spirit week begins on Monday, February 15th

      America Monday: Dress in stars, stripes, red, white and blue.

      Twinning Tuesday: Find a staff member, teacher, classmate or friend and dress alike.

      When I Grow Up Wednesday: Dress to impress to show others what you want to be when you grow up!

      Theme Day Thursday:

      Each learning community or grade will decide on a theme to represent that day (learning communities will let students know their theme).

       

      Class Color Friday

      8th, 4th, and Kindergarten: wear green

      7th and 3rd grade: wear yellow

      6th and 2nd: wear […]

    • February 9th, 2016 - A Message from the ACT 46 Committee

      A unification will require a ballot vote in each town on Town Meeting Day 2016. Between now and then a subcommittee of the FCSU Board is focusing on providing public education and public engagement in each of the towns. The FCSU Study Committee, as called for under state statute, provided the State Board of Education (BoE) with the required report and Articles of Agreement for the district.  On January 19, the BoE unanimously and enthusiastically approved our report and Articles […]

    • February 8th, 2016 - A Message from the ACT 46 Committee

      Act 46 calls for the Secretary of Education to assign school districts to a larger school district by 2018 unless that smaller district can present a compelling case to remain independent. Because our school system already has a unified high school, it is logical that the Secretary of Education would force the merger of the FCSU schools into one district anyway, but without all of the incentives provided under the accelerated merger plan. https://sites.google.com/a/fcsuvt.org/act46/home. If you have questions not answered […]

    • February 5th, 2016 - A Message from the ACT 46 Committee

      The streamlining savings would come from a variety of places. One major example would be in business operations. Currently, the FCSU business office must create five separate and duplicate budgets, have five separate audits and provide regular financial reports to five separate school boards. That takes an enormous amount of staff time. In a merged district, it would be reduced to one budget, one audit and reports to just one board.

      There are many other opportunities such as shared administrative staff, […]

    • February 4th, 2016 - A Message from the ACT 46 Committee

      If the Articles of Agreement to merge is approved by the voters in all three towns (St. Albans Town, St. Albans City and Fairfield), taxpayers will get tax incentives over five years of 10 cents, 8 cents, 6 cents, 4 cents and 2 cents in each of the participating towns. No one can determine what the tax impact will be until budgets are passed, but it will be that much less than it will be without the incentives. Visit the […]

    • February 3rd, 2016 - A Message from the ACT 46 Committee

      The educational advantages to a unification are many. First and foremost, a unified school district would help ensure that all students in the district receive an equitable, quality education regardless of town of residence. It would help ensure that each student entering BFA would arrive equally prepared having received the same excellent opportunities.

      Unification would create a single school district and elected board responsible for all grades, pre-K through twelve. The unified school board would assume all of the responsibilities of […]

    • February 2nd, 2016 - A Message from the ACT 46 Committee

      Act 46 of 2015 is an opportunity for districts and supervisory unions to unify existing disparate governance structures into sustainable systems of education delivery that are designed to meet identified State goals, while recognizing and reflecting local priorities. There is no mandate to close or merge schools, but to unify the governance – for this region that means going from five school boards to one.  Residents of St. Albans Town, St. Albans City and Fairfield will vote to unify on Town […]

    Events @ SATEC
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    • 5/6 Basketball
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    • 6th Grade Jay Peak Ski Day
    • 7 Boys Practice
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    • 5/6 Boys Green Practice
    • 8 Girls
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    • 5/6 Girls @ Alburgh
    • 8 Girls at Westford
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    • 5/6 Boys Green vs. Fairfield @ Grand Isle
    • 5/6 Girls vs. Georgia @ St. Albans City
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    • 7 Boys Practice
    • 8 Girls @ Grand Isle
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    • 7 Boys Host Georgia
    • 7 Girls @ Georgia
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    • 8 Boys Host Alburgh
    • 8 Girls Host Alburgh
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    • No School for Students - Winter Break
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    • SATEC School Board Informational Budget Meeting and Special Board Meeting
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