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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...

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...

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...

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. 
Burlington High School Photo: Ayden Flanigan

School Board Talks Budget FY22: Tax Increase Mitigated by Surplus

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Burlington School District budget was the hot topic at the January 12 Burlington School Board meeting.  The Board first heard and discussed an update on the tax impact of...

Noel Greens photo on the BHS website.

Principal Noel Green Resigns Abruptly, Leaving Community in Shock

Nora Jacobsen and Anna Huener January 12, 2021

On Friday evening, January 8, Burlington High School Principal Noel Green shocked the BHS community by resigning, effective immediately. The resignation came in the form of an email sent to Superintendent...

Cunningham and Hondal work at their computers Photo: Rebecca Cunningham and Julia Hondal

Student representatives aim to improve communications between the student body and the School Board

Julia Keeton, Staff writer November 17, 2020

On a cold October evening, BHS junior Rebecca Cunningham delivered a heartfelt speech over Zoom to the Burlington School District’s School Board. She urged the commissioners to consider allowing students...

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...

Five ways to help locally during a pandemic

Five ways to help locally during a pandemic

Nora Jacobsen March 30, 2020

Uncertainty has been the only consistent in the past few weeks. It is hard to know what to do, and in a global crisis as massive as COVID-19, it is easy to find oneself feeling powerless. Luckily there...

BSD progresses in superintendent search

BSD progresses in superintendent search

Anna Huener January 8, 2020

On November 6, 2019, Burlington Superintendent Yaw Obeng announced that he will resign in June. Since then, the Burlington School Board has hired the search firm McPherson & Jacobson, LLC to advise...

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