District Land for Outdoor Classroom

Bradford, Vermont

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Equity

Climate Education

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Grant Fund

Community Process

Outdoor Recreation

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Fact-

finding

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Outdoor Learning in Schools

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Early Childhood Education

Elementary schools in the Upper Valley of Vermont have integrated outdoor learning in schools long before the pandemic.  Six years ago, Newbury Elementary School started using a nearby parcel of land as a space for outdoor education on a handshake agreement with the previous owner.  For the past few years, the land has been on the market, and thus, off limits for the school to use.


In mid-August of 2021, residents in the Oxbow Unified Union School District voted 50-38 to approve the plan to purchase this 10-acre parcel of land as an outdoor learning space for the schools in the district.


This vote gives the district the approval to spend $68,000 on the parcel of land, using money from the Oxbow Unified School District surplus, which currently stands at $281,000.

Policy Details

Year Submitted

2021

Bill Status

Passed

Most Recent Yearly Funding

2021

Total Program 

Funding

$68,000

Continuing or One-time Funding

One-time

Funding Source

Oxbow Unified School District surplus

Path to Enactment

Oxbow Unified School District

Bill Number