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School Board Narrows List of Potential Sites for Future Campus

Sid Gullickson, Staff Writer September 21, 2021

On September 14, the Burlington School Board unanimously passed a motion to further evaluate 3 of the originally proposed 16 possible sites for the construction of a new high school: Institute Road North,...

Burlington High School. Photo: Nora Jacobsen

School Board Talks Equitable Budget Distribution and Construction Plans

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

At the Burlington School Board meeting on June 1, the Board discussed the equitable distribution of the district’s budget across Burlington schools and gave an overview of the district’s plans for...

Watercolor: Zoe Maxwell

“The Light is at the End of the Tunnel”: BHS Students and Faculty Emerge from the Pandemic with Hope 

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

In late March, BHS science teacher Marion Boa walked into the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington to receive her first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. There, she was directed to a ballroom-turned-clinic...

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Sexual Assault at UVM: a Conversation with Three Incoming Freshmen

Anna Huener, Staff Writer May 25, 2021
On April 25, 2021, University of Vermont (UVM) student Athena Hendrick shared her sexual assault story on Instagram. In a series of dates, Hendrick outlined the timeline of her rape, the aftermath, and UVM’s mishandling of the case. The Register spoke with three incoming freshmen from BHS about UVM’s situation.
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School Board Votes to End the ReEnvisioning Project

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

The Burlington School Board voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 5 to terminate the BHS ReEnvisioning project in favor of constructing a new building from scratch. The district will soon begin conducting...

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Can Burlington “Patch a Sinking Ship?” School Board Considers Abandoning Institute Road Campus

Julia Keeton April 15, 2021

At Tuesday’s Burlington School Board meeting, Superintendent Flanagan reported that he was growing “increasingly concerned” about the district's ability to cost effectively remediate the PolyChlorinated...

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Burlington School Board Eliminates Full-Time Police Position

Anna Huener, Staff Writer April 13, 2021
On April 6, 2021, the Burlington School Board voted unanimously in favor of the Safety Task Force’s SRO recommendation, with one member abstaining. The task force proposal states that they were “charged with ending the full time use of the SRO.”  Although the approval by the board means various changes will be made throughout the district, limiting the power of Student Resource Officers (SROs) is the most notable recommendation.
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BTC in 2021: What are Technical Centers Doing Now?

Anessa Conner April 12, 2021

Since the displacement of all Burlington High School students, Burlington Technical School (BTC) has dispersed its programming throughout the city. Many of the programs have been offered spaces at a free...

Senator Kesha Ram. Photo: Vermont Cynic

BHS Committee Meets With VT State Senator Kesha Ram on Civic Engagement

Phoebe Spence April 8, 2021

On April 2, the BHS Student Political Engagement Committee (SPEC), invited Vermont State Senator, Kesha Ram, D-Chittenden, to speak over Zoom. SPEC is a student-run group with a goal of "give[ing] young...

Teachers picket Williston Road on Thursday afternoon, April 1, in opposition to the proposed changes to the state pension system.

Pension Plan Dropped After Statewide Teachers’ Protests

Alex Wick, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Dozens of teachers from schools in the Burlington area braved the wintry weather on Thursday afternoon, April 1, and lined Williston Road by Staples Plaza. Holding signs like, “A PENSION IS A PROMISE”...

Burlington/Colchester Girls Ice Hockey team learns their championship game has been canceled Photo: Gussie Guyette

Covid-19 Robs Sealakers of a Repeat Chance at Essex in the Finals

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, at 3:30, the Burlington/Colchester (BC) Girls Hockey team was running circles in the pouring rain around the parking lot outside the Gordon H. Paquette Ice Arena. They were warming...

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Project Manager Reveals PCB Substrate Sampling Results and Updates BCOC on ReEnvisioning Budget

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

The BSD Building Construction Oversight Committee (BCOC) met Thursday, March 18 to discuss results from Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) substrate sampling conducted on the concrete flooring structure of...

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