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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...

The escalators at dtBHS. Photo: Courtesy BHS Website

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.
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 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...

School Board meets via Zoom on 3/9/21

School Board Plans for Covid-19 Recovery

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

On Tuesday, March 9, the Burlington School Board discussed several topics, including plans for Covid recovery in preparation for the expiration of Vermont’s state of emergency on March 15.  The state...

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School Board Approves Flurry of Motions at Tuesday Meeting

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

The Burlington School Board approved three motions on Tuesday, February 9. The motions served to clarify the district’s “school choice” rules, give Superintendent Flanagan permission to enter into...

Photo Gallery: A Look Inside BHS Downtown

Photo Gallery: A Look Inside BHS Downtown

Charles McConnell, Photographer February 6, 2021

Renovations on the Macy's building downtown are in full swing. Construction began on December 15 2020, and is on track to be complete by March 1, 2021. While a project of this scale would typically take...

Photo: Courtesy Burlington School District

Racism, Racial Trauma, and Bias in Schools: A Recap of BSD’s February 3 Equity Webinar

Anna Huener, Staff Writer February 4, 2021
Around 70 individuals met over Zoom Wednesday evening, February 3, to discuss racialized trauma at a Burlington School District Equity Webinar. A small group of panelists, people of color currently or previously involved in the school district, shared their experiences with racism and racial trauma.
BHS Seniors Introduce Alternative Socialization: the BHS Social Club

BHS Seniors Introduce Alternative Socialization: the BHS Social Club

Anna Huener, Staff Writer January 27, 2021
Two BHS seniors hope to rekindle student connections through an unconventional new program: the BHS Social Club.
Tiff Bluemle. Photo: tiffbluemle.com

Students Discuss Political Engagement with State Rep. Tiff Bluemle

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer January 18, 2021

On January 11th at 3:30 pm, 11 BHS students gathered over Zoom to speak to State House Representative Tiff Bluemle. The Student Political Engagement Committee (SPEC) organized the meeting to discuss improving...

Principal Noel Green speaks at a BHS Graduation. Photo: Colby Skoglund

BHS Principal’s Resignation Email Blames School Board for Lack of Support

Anna Huener and Nora Jacobsen January 15, 2021
At 5:15 p.m. on January 8, Burlington High School Principal Noel Green resigned, effective immediately, sending shockwaves through the community.  In his email of resignation to Burlington School District Superintendent Tom Flanagan, obtained by the Register on January 13, Green blames "an overbearing board and manipulative board chair” for making his job almost impossible. 
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