Black River Independent School Committee to host event series

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow-based Black River Independent School Committee, an official tax-exempt organization, is pursuing their mission to open a local independent school. BRISC has been actively working on approval from the Vermont Board of Education to establish Black River Academy, an independent school serving grades 7-12 in Ludlow and Mount Holly and beyond. The group is poised to submit the application by the end of the summer.

BRISC will host the first in a series of informational events Friday, July 6 at the Ludlow Farmer’s Market. Students, parents, and community members are encouraged to stop by the market with their questions and input for the committee. Additional events will take place throughout the summer and will be posted on the BRISC calendar, available to view on the website www.blackriveracademy.org.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved with BRISC, please contact Uli Donohue, chair, or John Bannon, co-chair, at blackriveracademy@gmail.com. The committee also has a Facebook page @blackriveracademy.

Donations can be made payable to Black River Independent School Committee and mailed to P.O. Box 485 Ludlow, VT 05149. A formal capital campaign will commence in mid-August.

Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the BRHS library. All are welcome to attend.