“I’m optimistic that the parties can reach an agreement,” said a mediator who presided over a negotiating session last week.
Harassment charges stemmed from an ongoing debate about the Rebel nickname. Opponents of the name say it is racist because of its link with the Confederacy. The school board voted two months ago to change the name.
Dan Emmons’ attorney: “He is the wrong ideological persuasion for the South Burlington School District. You can’t throw someone out of the local school district because you don’t like them.”
The school board found $810,814 worth of savings while re-tooling the spending plan.
The re-tooled spending plan represents $810,814 worth of reductions from the budget that was rejected on Town Meeting Day, March 7.
COTS Executive Director Rita Markley said the new COTS building will give homeless people a place to rebuild their lives.