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Thursday, February 25, 2021


Click here to download the Budget and Voting Information Mailer

Information Sessions via Zoom
6:30 pm Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021
6:30 pm Tuesday March 9, 2021
Meetings will be recorded. For access to recordings and instructions on how to connect to the meeting visit www.rivendellschool.org
or call 603-353-2170 x2136.

Annual Meeting Information

ANNUAL MEETING: Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no in-person meeting this year.

ANNUAL REPORT: This year’s annual report will be created to be more user friendly, economical, and practical. Our hope is that most community members will be able to access the report electronically on the local listservs and website. We will provide each town office with hard copies and mail hard copies to anyone who emails a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 4th.

VOTING: Voting on the budget and officers will be by Australian ballot. In the interest of keeping our poll-workers safe, we are once again encouraging everyone to vote by mail. Ballots will be mailed to each registered voter in an envelope labeled “Official Rivendell Ballot Enclosed.” If you do not receive your ballot by March 1st, please contact your Town Clerk. Voted ballots must be received at your town office by 3PM March 16th. For those desiring to vote in person or to drop off a ballot, polls will be open at Rivendell Academy 5-7PM on March 16th.

INFORMATION MEETINGS: There will be two information meetings held remotely via Zoom. This is your chance to learn about the budget, ask questions and offer comments. You can dial in on your phone or connect through the internet. 

  • 6:30PM Tuesday, March 9 

About Rivendell

Rivendell logo. Since its creation, Rivendell has built upon its founding principle: Providing equitable educational opportunities for all children in a way that can be governed by and connected to our communities.

Established by voters on October 13, 1998, a dedicated group of Rivendell founders banded together to pool financial and human resources and create a district to unite three towns in Vermont (Fairlee, Vershire, and West Fairlee) and one in New Hampshire (Orford). It is one of the only PreK-12 interstate public school districts in the country. On July 1, 1999, the Rivendell Supervisory Union assumed responsibility for the central office functions of the four existing school districts. On July 1, 2000, Rivendell assumed educational responsibility for all students in the four towns and ownership of the existing school properties. On Monday, August 28, 2000, Rivendell opened its doors to approximately 550 students from member towns and about 32 students from neighboring towns.

Community volunteers, who devoted hours to the concept, made much of the planning and groundwork possible. Administrators and educators excited about this new concept in the district's plan came together and their professional expertise helped to guide the process. Teachers from all four schools worked together to plan the curriculum. The ideals of Rivendell also garnered support from both state agencies and private foundations, which gave legislative help and grant funds, as well as technical and program assistance.

Change is controversial and complex when it involves peoples' lives, local identity and the passing on of traditions. The transition to one district built new standards and an educational environment with its own unique culture. The process continues to be fluid and continual, directed by the collective actions of everyone. Working together with patience, civility and persistence toward solutions, Rivendell continues to achieve its goals.

Our history, progression, program development and full financial picture are available in our annual reports. Please feel free to request one from our district office.

Our district office number is: (603) 353-2170. To contact any of our staff by email, please use the following format:
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