The sides gave different versions of what stymied the one-day mediation session. Teachers pointed to scheduling, but the board said it was new salary demands.
“We just don’t have the kind of money the fact-finder suggested is available — at least not without cutting programs and reducing staff,” said Mark Porter, school board chair.
News Release — Burlington School District May 3, 2017 Media Contact: Erik Wells Communications Specialist, Burlington School District [email protected] 802-540-5347 The District is pleased to announce the Committee on Public Secondary Schools voted to award Burlington High School (BHS) continued accreditation in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) at its April meeting. […]
“I’m optimistic that the parties can reach an agreement,” said a mediator who presided over a negotiating session last week.
News Release — Journalism Education Association April 3, 2017 Contact: Kenson Siver JEA Impact Award Chairman [email protected] 248-569-4286 Teen provides complete coverage, updates on contentious contract talks between Burlington Board of Education and teachers union In the fall of 2016, heated contract talks stretched on for weeks between the Burlington (VT) Board of education and […]
Resentment of the Burlington School Board and administration, fairly placed or not, threatens to undermine the passage of the school budget.
Divisions over the Town Center project are the backdrop for three council races. A $19 million bond for school improvements is also on the ballot.
News Release — Burlington School District January 12, 2017 Media Contacts: Valerie Lodish Technology Integration Specialist Hunt Middle School [email protected] Brent Truchon Technology Integration Specialist Edmunds Middle School [email protected] Burlington, Vermont – Lyman C. Hunt and Edmunds Middle Schools have been awarded grants from Verizon Innovative Learning for $20,000 each, for the creation of makerspaces […]
The property tax rate increase will be 5.25 percent if voters approve the budget. The median home owner would pay an additional $210 per year.
News Release — Burlington School District January 6, 2017 Media Contact: Phuket Jennings Communications Specialist (802) 324-7872 [email protected] Burlington, Vermont – Burlington School District’s recent audit revealed that the District is deficit-free for the second consecutive year. School Board Chair Mark Porter applauded the results, saying “The strong financial progress signals a shift from deficit […]
Invoking the concept of justice in a complex situation like this, with multiple stakeholders (i.e. parents, children, teachers, board members and taxpayers) seeking different things, is tricky.
The superintendent says the posts are “incongruent” with the district’s principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.
The board and the union had been at loggerheads over raises, teacher contributions to health care and reimbursement for graduate courses.
Union complaint describes what it sees as a pattern of the school board failing to negotiate in good faith; Vermont Labor Relations Board to review situation.