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Digital rendering of Option C new BHS/BTC high school design. Photo: Burlington School District

School Board chooses design for new high school and technical center

Rebecca Cunningham, Managing Editor May 11, 2022

Choosing from five conceptual designs, Burlington School Board commissioners voted unanimously in support of a plan designated “Option C” on Wednesday, April 28. Initial renderings show a compact building...

School Board discusses new state PCB action levels

School Board discusses new state PCB action levels

Phoebe Spence, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

On December 7, the Burlington School Board met to discuss the effect of the Vermont Department of Health’s (VTDOH) new polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) “action levels” on their planned construction...

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...

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...

Energy efficiency: what’s running BHS’s new building?

Ayden Flanigan May 21, 2019

In 2012 Burlington schools commissioned Encore Renewable Energy, a clean energy company located in Burlington, to design and install solar panels on both Burlington High School (BHS) and C.P....

Hannah Waterman rolls into gym class.

Students with mobility challenges suffer the grueling maze of BHS

Jenna Peterson June 11, 2018

White flakes from the surprising snowfall in mid-April sprinkled freshman Hannah Waterman’s hair after her dad helped her out of the back seat of their car in the morning. It was 8 a.m., just in time...

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...

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