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BHS Register

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 project.  The school board previously voted to...

DTBHS. Photo: Sid Gullickson

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, Institute Road South, and the Gateway Block. The...

Photo: Nora Jacobsen/Register

School Board Votes to End the ReEnvisioning Project

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

The Burlington School Board voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 5 to terminate the BHS ReEnvisioning project in favor of constructing a new building from scratch. The district will soon begin conducting site assessments in order to identify possible locations...

Photo: Nora Jacobsen/Register

Can Burlington “Patch a Sinking Ship?” School Board Considers Abandoning Institute Road Campus

Julia Keeton April 15, 2021

At Tuesday’s Burlington School Board meeting, Superintendent Flanagan reported that he was growing “increasingly concerned” about the district's ability to cost effectively remediate the PolyChlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) at BHS. The Board is now...

The escalators at dtBHS. Photo: Courtesy BHS Website

Burlington School Board Eliminates Full-Time Police Position

Anna Huener, Staff Writer April 13, 2021
On April 6, 2021, the Burlington School Board voted unanimously in favor of the Safety Task Force’s SRO recommendation, with one member abstaining. The task force proposal states that they were “charged with ending the full time use of the SRO.”  Although the approval by the board means various changes will be made throughout the district, limiting the power of Student Resource Officers (SROs) is the most notable recommendation.
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 of emergency was enacted on March 13, 2020 to...

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. 
Jory Hearsts Journalism 1 class works on their articles in small groups outside BHS
Photo: Jory Hearst

Burlington High School programs and classes reconvene in person

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff writer November 5, 2020

While most students’ bedrooms now double as their classrooms, Burlington Technical Center (BTC), a class of English Learning (EL) students, and Intensive Special Needs (ISN), have found alternative spaces to meet with students in person. Through September...

Superintendent presents three potential plans to revive in-person learning at school board meeting

Superintendent presents three potential plans to revive in-person learning at school board meeting

Julia Keeton October 22, 2020

On Tuesday, October 20th, the Burlington School District’s School Board held a meeting to discuss how to proceed after the discovery of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) at Burlington High School (BHS). The majority of the meeting was dedicated to...

Photo: Jenna Peterson / Allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community march at Burlingtons pride event in 2018.

LGBTQ+ advocates unite to train school board on fighting transphobia

Jenna Peterson February 12, 2020

The Burlington High School (BHS) cafeteria hummed with excitement on Tuesday night while advocates, allies, and transgender youth eagerly waited to begin training the Burlington School Board on transgender issues and identity.  Interest in the...

The school board approved the budget at City Hall Tuesday night.

2020-2021 school budget numbers approved by board

Anessa Conner January 22, 2020

Last night the Burlington School Board unanimously approved a $91,525,288 budget for the 2020-2021 school year. The 2019-2020 school year had an approved budget of $88,706,132. This new proposed budget is a 7.36% increase for property taxpayers and 3.18%...

McNeil advises the school board in regards to the risks of raising the Black Lives Matter flag.

What does it mean to be Joe McNeil?

Emma Chaffee June 4, 2018

From discussing the legality of raising the Black Lives Matter Flag to coaching students on the courts of Burlington High School (BHS), local lawyer Joseph E. McNeil has played more than one role in the Burlington School District. Currently, he is counsel...

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