The Up-Island Regional School District holds its public hearing on the 2024 operating budget Thursday, with a roughly 5.6 per cent increase over the current fiscal year.


Substitute teachers are in such short supply on Martha’s Vineyard that Vineyard schools superintendent Matthew D’Andrea is recommending a one-third pay increase, effective immediately.


Inking staff salary increases and a handful of new positions, the up-Island school committee last week approved the fifth and final draft of a $13 million district-wide operating budget for the new year.
The up-Island school committee heard updates early this week on plans for alternative learning spaces at the Chilmark and West Tisbury schools.
The up-Island school committee voted Tuesday to approve the public school re-opening plan currently on the table, with two district-specific amendments.


Changes to the formula the three up-Island towns use to divvy up education costs won’t be up for discussion at annual town meetings this spring.