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

Church's classroom in 1992 and 2020
Photo: courtesy Bob Church
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...

“Our house is on fire”: Burlington strikes for climate change

Burlington High School's environmental club LEAP, put posters detailing the strike around school
Jenna Peterson September 19, 2019

In August 2018, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg started an international political movement.  Every Friday, instead of school, Thunberg occupied the steps of the Swedish legislature to insist they...

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...

No Settlement Reached After Teacher Contract Mediation Session

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.
June 1, 2017

The Burlington Education Association (BEA) and the Burlington School Board have yet to reach a settlement after a seven hour mediation session on Monday, according to a statement from the district. The...

UPDATE: Projected Faculty Turnover Rate Prompts Concerns

BEA President Fran Brock addresses the media after reaching a tentative agreement with the Burlington School Board in October, 2016. | Photo: Alexandre Silberman/Register
May 29, 2017

  Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include new data and information released by the Burlington School District on Tuesday. 7.8 percent of teachers will not be returning to the district...

FY18 Teacher Contract Negotiations Underway

The Burlington Education Association and school board exchanged initial contract proposals for the 2018 fiscal year on Monday.
January 31, 2017

After a potential strike this fall, the Burlington School Board and teachers’ union have yet to exchange proposals for a fiscal year 2018 contract, according to a Jan. 24 news release. The board had...

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