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

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

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...

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...

Burlington implements new active shooter protocol

Photo: Courtesy Dover Air Force Base // A Dover Air Force squadron practices an active shooter drill in an elementary school in Dover, Delaware.
Julia Shannon-Grillo December 19, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2018, Governor Phil Scott signed a memorandum that sought to expand school safety state-wide. This note came just one week after then 18 year old Jack Sawyer was arraigned for an alleged plot...

BREAKING: Superintendent Yaw Obeng to step down in June

Photo: Courtesy Burlington School District / Superintendent Yaw Obeng (right) pictured above with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (left).
Julia Shannon-Grillo November 6, 2019

Burlington, VT - At 9:33 this morning, Burlington Superintendent of Schools Yaw Obeng sent an email addressed to BSD Community announcing his resignation.  “This decision has not been an easy...

BSD, stop endorsing student strikes

Photo: Summer Grace
/ Students gather for an environmental rally in April, 2018.
Julia Shannon-Grillo October 3, 2019

The power of a walkout stems from its core of civil disobedience. Walkouts make a statement by breaking the law. From women walking out of factories to oppose low wages in the 1930s, to 21st century students...

Initial BHS/BTC building estimates $21 million above bond

Image: Tom Peterson, BCOC
Julia Shannon-Grillo September 30, 2019

In November 2018, Burlington voters passed the largest school renovation bond in Vermont history: 70 million.  The goal: make Burlington High School an accessible, secure, energy efficient center...

“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...

Black Lives Matter at BHS

Members of the BHS Social Justice Union celebrate as the unanimous verdict to raise the flag is announced.
Emma Chaffee February 16, 2018

Burlington High School (BHS) will become the second high school in the nation to raise a Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag on Monday, February 19th. This past Tuesday, the Burlington school board voted unanimously...

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...

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