District Land for Outdoor Classroom
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Outdoor Learning in Schools
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.
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Oxbow Unified School District surplus
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Oxbow Unified School District