Burlington School District

Burlington High School Receives Reaccreditation

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. […]

No deal in latest Burlington school talks, but new round set

“I’m optimistic that the parties can reach an agreement,” said a mediator who presided over a negotiating session last week.

Burlington Student Wins National Reporting Award

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 […]

Karen Ruben: Support Burlington school budget and bond

Resentment of the Burlington School Board and administration, fairly placed or not, threatens to undermine the passage of the school budget.

Town meeting preview: Burlington

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.

Burlington Middle Schools Awarded $40,000 from Verizon Innovative Learning for Makerspaces

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 […]

Burlington School District passes $74M budget, seeks bonding measure

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.

Burlington School District Demonstrates Improved Financial Performance

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 […]

Robert Letovsky: Focusing the ‘justice lens’ on the Burlington teachers contract

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.

Burlington School Board to probe member’s conduct in light of social media posts

The superintendent says the posts are “incongruent” with the district’s principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Eleventh hour deal reached by Burlington board, union to avert teacher strike

The board and the union had been at loggerheads over raises, teacher contributions to health care and reimbursement for graduate courses.

Burlington teachers file charges against school board

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.

Burlington teacher strike vote sets up final showdown at bargaining table

The union says it will strike as early as Oct. 20 if a mediation session the day before doesn’t yield an agreement. The school board imposed a contract after earlier talks failed.

Fran Brock: Yes, it’s a ‘critical time’ for school district

As the men and women who work in our city’s schools every day, our first and primary priority is teaching Burlington’s children. That’s why we sought a swift, one-year renewal of our contract more than a year ago.