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School Board discusses new state PCB action levels

School Board discusses new state PCB action levels

Phoebe Spence, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

On December 7, the Burlington School Board met to discuss the effect of the Vermont Department of Health’s (VTDOH) new polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) “action levels” on their planned construction project.  The school board previously voted to...

DTBHS. Photo: Sid Gullickson

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, Institute Road South, and the Gateway Block. The...

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 the construction of a new BHS building.  The Board...

Photo: Anessa Conner/Register

A Eulogy for Old BHS

Anessa Conner May 27, 2021

There will be no funeral held for 52 Institute Road--but a eulogy is still required. Sitting under the fluorescent lights of Macy's, I found my memories from the old buildings slipping away. So the BHS Register staff went on a field trip to OGBHS.   Walking...

Photo: Nora Jacobsen/Register

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 site assessments in order to identify possible locations...

Photo: Nora Jacobsen/Register

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 Biphenyls (PCBs) at BHS. The Board is now...

Photo: Nora Jacobsen

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 several BHS buildings. Tom Peterson, of Peterson...

Churchs classroom in 1992 and 2020
Photo: courtesy Bob Church

From heart transplants to Google Meets: the complicated ways BHS faculty are coming to terms with the school closure

Nora Jacobsen, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2020

On September 16, Chris Sharp, a Burlington High School (BHS) art teacher of 29 years, opened his all-faculty meeting invitation and clicked on the Zoom link. He and his colleagues got an announcement they were not expecting: because of test results...

Building Construction Oversight Committee meeting raises questions around mitigation of PCBs at BHS

Building Construction Oversight Committee meeting raises questions around mitigation of PCBs at BHS

Anna Huener October 16, 2020

Burlington School District’s Building Construction Oversight Committee (BCOC) met yesterday, October 15, to discuss updates regarding Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and urban soils in relation to BHS’s ReEnvisioning project.  The...

Energy efficiency: what’s running BHS’s new building?

Ayden Flanigan May 21, 2019

In 2012 Burlington schools commissioned Encore Renewable Energy, a clean energy company located in Burlington, to design and install solar panels on both Burlington High School (BHS) and C.P. Smith Elementary School. Terry Bailey, Director of...

Photo: Julia Shannon-Grillo

Information table about the remodel displayed in the BHS lobby

No or yes for BHS: students weigh in

Jenna Peterson November 5, 2018

Co-written by Julia Shannon-Grillo and Jenna Peterson On October 2nd, a trickle of water dripped into the ramp that connects B building to C building. First, a wet floor sign was enough, but as the water accumulated, the ramp was shut down. The closed...

Speakers and various attendees of Thursdays press conference hold signs urging voters to pass the renovation bond on November 6.

BHS ReEnvisioning Committee urges support for $70 million renovation bond

Julia Shannon-Grillo October 5, 2018

The Burlington High School (BHS) ReEnvisioning Committee, the committee charged with the high school remodel process, held an extensive press conference at BHS on Thursday, October 4. The list of speakers included the superintendent, school board members,...

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