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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 Green's 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...

Church's 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...

Photo: Courtesy Dover Air Force Base // A Dover Air Force squadron practices an active shooter drill in an elementary school in Dover, Delaware.

Burlington implements new active shooter protocol

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...

Photo: Courtesy Burlington School District / Superintendent Yaw Obeng (right) pictured above with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (left).

BREAKING: Superintendent Yaw Obeng to step down in June

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...

Photo: Summer Grace
/ Students gather for an environmental rally in April, 2018.

BSD, stop endorsing student strikes

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...

Image: Tom Peterson, BCOC

Initial BHS/BTC building estimates $21 million above bond

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...

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