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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...

2020-2021 school budget numbers approved by board

The school board approved the budget at City Hall Tuesday night.
Anessa Conner January 22, 2020

Last night the Burlington School Board unanimously approved a $91,525,288 budget for the 2020-2021 school year. The 2019-2020 school year had an approved budget of $88,706,132. This new proposed budget...

OP-ED: Why does BHS want to get rid of senior year?

Chart showing the teacher positions and classes that have been cut in the last four years.
Lucy Govoni May 24, 2018

With senior year comes newfound freedom, fun traditions, and the everpresent excitement of graduation. In addition to these exciting aspects of being in 12th grade, there is one thing that most students...

Uncaring or Uninformed? No students show to first two student input meetings regarding the future of their school

Uncaring or Uninformed? No students show to first two student input meetings regarding the future of their school
Halle Newman December 19, 2017

From elevator malfunctions to water-damaged ceilings, 53 year-old Burlington High School (BHS) has clear building problems that the community has to address. In May of 2017, Superintendent Yaw Obeng called...

Burlington School Board Passes $74M Budget, Seeks Maintenance Bond

Burlington School Board members voted to adopt a $7M budget for FY18 and put forth a deferred maintenance bond, during a meeting at Hunt Middle School on Jan. 10.
July 11, 2017

Watch a video of the full meeting: The Burlington School Board voted to adopt a budget of $73.76 million for FY18 at a meeting at Hunt Middle School on Jan. 10. The result is a 6.6 percent budget increase...

OPINION: A Budget Goes Beyond a Nickname

OPINION: A Budget Goes Beyond a Nickname
April 21, 2017

Before I begin,  I’ll take a second and make clear that I have no preference on what the nickname of South Burlington High School is. I can understand those who want to keep the Rebel nickname and those...

Students Work to Eliminate Plastic Water Bottles from Cafeteria

The Burlington High School cafeteria sells around 100 plastic water bottles per day. In response, the student-led environmental club is trying to buy a reusable water bottle for every student. | Photo via Creative Commons
February 5, 2017

1,500 water bottles are being bought every second in the U.S, according to treehugger.com. That’s 90,000 water bottles each minute. While there is access to cold, filtered water stations on campus, Burlington...

Gov. Scott Calls For Budget Freeze; Community Calls For Action

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has yet to decide if he will sign a bill that would legalize marijuana. | Photo: Wikimedia
Cerella Farinholt February 3, 2017

Students, teachers, and community members around Vermont are reacting to Governor Phil Scott’s first school budget proposal. On January 24, Gov Scott announced a local school budget freeze to help level...

OPINION: Students Should be Included in Schedule Change Process

OPINION: Students Should be Included in Schedule Change Process
January 31, 2017

Isn’t it funny how students do not get a say in our new schedule when we are the ones it is directly affecting? The current schedule does not meet student’s needs. It does not provide opportunities...

OPINION: Chill With the Surveys

OPINION: Chill With the Surveys
July 21, 2016

We all know the dreaded feeling of a Google Form waiting for us in our inbox. Even as the person who has made one of these convoluted surveys, I loathe taking them. When I created a survey to gain student...

District Announces Preliminary Budget

Board members discuss the FY18 budget during a finance committee meeting on Tuesday night.
July 21, 2016

Over two dozen residents packed into the Ira Allen Board Room at the Burlington School District central offices on Tuesday night for the school board finance committee meeting. The agenda: presenting...

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