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.
Bucking a statewide trend, the Vineyard public school system continues to grow, with 2,253 students enrolled across the Island on Oct. 1 compared to 2,191 a year earlier.
From a failing roof to inadequate, outdated energy systems, the West Tisbury School needs a complete overhaul, officials said Monday at a meeting of the up-Island school committee.
Whatever feelings the Island's children may have about returning to school next Tuesday, Sept. 6, their principals, teachers, coaches and other campus leaders are eager to welcome them back for a school year with a return of cherished traditions.
The two-year pandemic has hampered learning for the Island’s youngest school children, according to West Tisbury student data recently presented to the up-Island school committee.


With hugs, rainbow walkways and a horse, Vineyard children arrived for their first true first day of school in more than two years Wednesday, returning all together to classrooms across the Island.