About the Regional Advisory Board

The goal of the Stafford Technical Center Regional Advisory Board is to assist the school board operating the technical center in providing the best possible technical training and to maximize the available opportunities and potential of students and adults while at that same time taking into consideration the needs of the emerging technical workforce. To help in achieving this goal the Regional Advisory Board advises the Rutland City Schools board , and reports on meeting(s) results to both the school board and to the Commissioner of Education.

The RAB is composed of a minimum of 19 members drawn from education, business, industry, the community at large, and various State and local organizations. As stated in the by-laws, at no time can the membership drop below 51% business/industry representation. The bottom line is, the RAB is always on the outlook for new members who are willing to bring their skills and experience to the table and help sustain and grow the success of Stafford.

Governance of the RAB includes a chair, vice-chair and such other officers as the RAB may deem desirable. The chair presides at all meetings of the RAB, and may sign all letters, reports, and other communications of the RAB.  In addition, the chair performs all duties incident to the office of chairperson and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the RAB.

Archive of meeting minutes

Much of the work of the RAB is done by its standing committees:

Executive Committee – Committee membership includes, but is not limited to, the chair and vice-chair of the RAB, each chair of each committee developed by the RAB, the director of Stafford Technical Center, and the Superintendent of Schools of the Rutland City Public School District.  Members serve in an ad hoc manner at the discretion of the RAB with duties as specified by the RAB.  The Executive Committee meets as needed.  Additional members can be added by the RAB

Program Committee – Composed of the STC director, K-12 Liaison, Curriculum Coordinator, a sending high school principal or his/her designee, Regional Advisory Board members and 51% business representation the Program Committee’s functions include:  day program evaluation, program certification, program development, satellite location development, providing a forum for input from employers, STC students and potential students, identification and consideration of existing models, program recommendation, and identification and utilization of outside resources as necessary for development, financial management (including state funding), facility management, student enrollment and projections, identification and obtainment of alternative funding sources.

Outreach Committee – Composed of the STC director, STC staff as necessary, a sending high school guidance counselor or his/her designee, Regional Advisory Board members and 51% business representation this committee’s functions include:  developing a marketing plan, developing outreach materials with marketing program students, developing and supporting events for guidance, middle and secondary instructors, and compiling data and labor information to share with students and parents.

Finance Committee – Composed of the STC director, the STC assistant director, Regional Advisory Board members and other representation as determined by the chairman of the RAB, this committee oversees the critical task of helping to compose each year’s budget, presented to the Rutland City Public School board each year, and assisting in the financial management of STC.

The RAB and its committees meet regularly during the school year at the Dollhouse Restaurant on the STC Campus.

Program Advisory Committees meet at least twice an academic year.

Program Advisory Meeting agendas and minutes can be found at this link 

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2022-2023 Meeting Dates

Regional Advisory Board

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Executive Committee

Monday, September 12, 2022 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 28, 2022 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 27, 2023 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 1, 2023 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Program Committee

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 8:00- 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Finance Committee

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

(Dates used as needed)
Outreach Committee
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Adult Ed Committee

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

RAB Membership

Community Organizations: 

o Martha Woodside – Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners LLC, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, Vermont 05751 (802)422-6939 email: [email protected] 

o Brennan Duffy (WIB) – Rutland Redevelopment Authority, 1 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, Vermont 05701 (802)775-2910 email:  [email protected] 

o Tyler Richardson –Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region, 50 Merchants Row Suite 1, Rutland, Vermont  05701 W (802)770-7067 email: [email protected] 

o Wendy Morse – Department of Labor, 200 Asa Bloomer Building, Rutland, Vermont 05701 W (802) 786-8805 or (802)447- 2868 email: [email protected] 

Business Members: 

o Judy Taranovich – Proctor Gas, Inc. – 2 Market Street, Proctor, Vermont 05765 (802)459-3340 email: [email protected]

o Kirk Shields – Green Mountain Power, 2152 Post Road, Rutland, Vermont 05701 (802)770-4246 email:  [email protected] 

o Jim Eckhardt – Censor Facility Services, 79 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, Vermont 05701 (802)342-0140 email:  j[email protected] 

o Mallory Ezequelle – Omya, Inc. Whipple Hollow Road, Florence, Vermont 05744 (802)770-7552 email:  [email protected] 

o Stephanie LaFaso – Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701 (802)772-2606 email:  [email protected] 

o Blair Enman – Enman Kesselring Consulting Engineers, 61 Prospect Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701 W (802)775-3437 email:  [email protected] 

o Bill Ackerman – Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising, 218 Lakewood Drive, Killington, Vermont 05751 C (802)282-2648  email: [email protected] 

o Aaron Pratt – General Electric Aircraft Engines, 270 Windcrest Road, North Clarendon, Vermont 05759 (802)786-6409 email:  [email protected] 

Superintendents: 

o Kristin Hubert – Rutland Northeast, 49 Court Drive, Brandon, Vermont 05733 (802)247-5757 FAX (802)247-5548 email:  [email protected] 

o Marsha Bruce – Rutland Northeast, 49 Court Drive, Brandon, Vermont 05733 (802)247-5757 FAX (802)247-5548 email:  [email protected] 

o Brooke Olson-Farrell – Slate Valley Unified School District, 33 Mechanic Street, Fair Haven, Vermont 05743 (802)265-4905  email: [email protected] 

o Chris Sell – GRCSU, 16 Evelyn Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701 (802)775-4342 FAX (802)775-7319 email:  [email protected] 

o Brian Hill – Mill River Unified Union SD, 2321 Middle Road, Suite 1, North Clarendon, Vermont 05759 (802)775-3264 FAX  (802)775-8063 email: [email protected] 

o Bill Olsen – Rutland Public Schools, 6 Church Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701 (802)773-1900 email: [email protected] 

School Board Members: 

o Kevin Thornton – OVUU SD, 1 Dyer Street, Brandon Vermont 05733 (802)779-1558 email: [email protected]

o Richard Wilson – FHUHS, 14 Grape Street, Fair Haven, Vermont 05743 email: [email protected]

o Kristen Ross – GRCSU – Quarry Valley email: [email protected] 

o Adrienne Raymond – Mill River Unified Union SD, 2321 Middle Road, Suite 1, North Clarendon, Vermont 05759, (802) 492- 3578 email: [email protected] 

o Sara Atkins-Doenges – Rutland City Schools, 6 Church Street Rutland, Vermont 05701 (802)775-0654 email: sara.atkins [email protected] 

o VACANT – MSJ. 127 Convent Avenue, Rutland, Vermont 05701 (802)773-6251  

Community Member/Higher Education: 

o Jenney Izzo – CCV, 10 Merchants Row, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 (802)388-5370 email: [email protected] 

Student Representatives: 

o Kaylee Burns, Fair Haven Union High School – Human Services 2 

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Committee Assignments

Executive Committee

  • Jim Eckhardt     RAB Chair
  • Bill Ackerman     RAB Vice-Chair
  • Bill Ackerman     Outreach Committee Chair
  • Brooke Olsen-Farrell    Finance Committee Chair
  • Adrienne Raymond     Program Committee Chair
  • Blair Enman     Adult Education Chair
  • Bill Olsen     Host District Superintendent
  • Melissa Connor   Director, STC
  • Kate Bosnich      Assistant Director, STC

Outreach Committee:

  • Bill Ackerman – Chair
  • Cindy Dunigan – (Advisory)
  • Lori Cillo – (Advisory)
  • Mallory Ezequelle
  • Post Secondary Vacancy
  • Jim Eckhardt
  • Marsha Bruce
  • Melissa Connor – (Advisory)
  • Kate Bosnich – (Advisory)

Program Committee:

  • Adrienne Raymond – Chair
  • Jim Eckhardt
  • Bill Olsen
  • Wendy Morse
  • Arron Pratt
  • Marsha Bruce*
  • Sara Atkins-Doenges
  • Lori Cillo – (Advisory)
  • Cindy Dunigan – (Advisory)
  • Darlene Miglorie – (Advisory)
  • Stephanie LaFaso
  • Tyler Richardson
  • Melissa Connor – (Advisory)
  • Kate Bosnich – (Advisory)

Finance Committee:

  • Brooke Olsen-Farrell – Chair
  • Ted Plemenos (for Bill Olsen)
  • Kristin Hubert (for Marsha Bruce)
  • Chris Sell
  • Jim Eckhardt
  • Adrienne Raymond
  • Melissa Connor – (Advisory)
  • Kate Bosnich – (Advisory)

Adult Education

  • Blair Enman – Chair
  • Kirk Shields
  • Bill Lucci (Advisory)
  • Jim Eckhardt
  • Bill Ackerman
  • Melissa Connor (Advisory)

 

* Liaison from Finance Committee

** Liaison from Program Committee