BRISC and Okemo Valley Chamber team up to celebrate education

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Black River Independent School Committee and the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will co-host an event Friday evening, Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Du Jour in Ludlow, Vt. All OVRCC members as well as the general public are invited to attend to celebrate this new chamber member and to engage in discussion about preserving local education. Appetizers will be served, and there will be a cash bar, 50/50, and basket raffle.

The Black River Independent School Committee is an all-volunteer effort led by experienced educators, passionate parents, and other stakeholders to start a new educational option based in Ludlow serving students from the Okemo Valley. Their goal is to open in August of 2020. To learn more and support this effort, go to their website at

BRISC continues to seek input from the community regarding this new educational opportunity. Weekly meetings are held every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Black River High School library. Anyone with interest or expertise is encouraged to attend the meetings and to contribute to the work in progress. The group’s current focus is to generate fundraising dollars for start-up and reserve funds to establish Black River Independent School. BRISC is seeking not only monetary support but also volunteers to share their time and talents.

BRISC recently joined the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. As a new chamber member, OVRCC will help to promote the nonprofit, as well as support its networking and advocacy activities throughout the membership of Okemo Valley.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved with the Black River Independent School, email

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